Thursday, 7 February 2008

90 years ago

90 years ago yesterday - women over the age of 30 who owned property got the vote. Women under 30 who did not own property had no right to vote. At the same time, more men were given the right to vote. From 1918 men aged 21 and over who had lived in a constituency for over 6 months received the right to vote.

It took another ten years before women's rights matched those of men.

So short a time, and yet society moves at such a pace that today a good many women never bother to use their vote. I wonder if there would be an outcry if the right to vote was taken away from them?

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