She also made headlines for a New York Times op-ed in which she cited gender and not race as "probably the most restricting force in American life".  She elaborated, "Black men were given the vote a half-century before women of any race were allowed to mark a ballot, and generally have ascended to positions of power, from the military to the boardroom, before any women."  This was attacked, however, from critics saying that white women were given the vote unabridged in 1920, whereas many blacks, female or male, could not vote until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 , and some were lynched for trying, and that many white women advanced in the business and political worlds before black women and men.  The statement is also factually inaccurate, as women in various parts of the country were given the right to vote long before the Nineteenth Amendment was adopted. Wyoming Territory, for example, gave women the right to vote in 1869, prior to the adoption of the Fifteenth Amendment, giving black men the right to vote.