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This Is Why I Vote August 16, 2013

This Is Why I Vote

Here’s a link to some ‘cartoon cards’ illustrating how women who just wanted the right to vote were perceived.

There’s not much a of a choice, in reality in modern day Australia when it’s comes down to voting these days but…..this IS why I vote.

Women fought for, died and went to jail for the right to vote. 

Humour and sexism was a much used weapon then and still is.

“Throughout history, there were people who did not want women to vote. Women would work, they would pay taxes, they would technically be considered citizens… but voting was for men. In America, when the right to vote was extended to include all races, all social positions, and all incomes, women were still not included. It didn’t matter if a man was illiterate, had been to jail, or if he was the town drunk. He could vote, and a woman, no matter who she was, could not”.

Read the full text here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/52207/12-cruel-anti-suffragette-cartoons#ixzz2c63HmAX9 
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2 Responses to “This Is Why I Vote”

  1. Seeing that women were kept out of voting for many years, I wonder if they could be allowed to make up for the lost votes and now vote twice or pass a law to prevent males from voting for a few years. The world could well be a better place.

    • Hey hey now you’re on to something Gerard – two for one!
      I’d vote for that but not at the exclusion of males.
      It would be an interesting exercise though, wouldn’t it but the thought of someone like Julie Bishop running the country scares the heck out of me.


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