Alice Paul believed that women and men should be equal partners in society.
Paul was a leading member of National American Woman Suffrage Association and was Chair of the NAWSA's Congressional Committee.
Paul was one of a number of women convicted of obstructing traffic while picketing in 1917. She was sent to the Occoquan Workhouse and to the District of Columbia Jail. During a hunger strike she was sent to the psychiatric ward and force fed raw eggs.
Paul had gained a PhD in Economics in 1912 but she returned to studying after the suffrage success gaining her LLB in 1922 and her DCL in 1928 at the age of 43.
Alice Paul continued to work for Women's Right