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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