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2018-10-10 21:09 #0 by: Leia

On this day in 1903 the women’s social and political union was formed by Emmeline Pankhurst to fight for women’s right to vote in Britain!

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2018-10-10 22:50 #1 by: jordan

One of my lecturers knows her granddaughter! Currently they are in talks with Manchester City Council regarding a statue to commemorate her and her efforts.

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2018-10-11 06:47 #2 by: Niklas

When did women get voting rights in Britain? In Sweden it wasn’t until 1921.

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2018-10-11 11:45 #3 by: jordan

 #2 World War 1 was a major turning point for women's suffrage in the UK, as the women took many of the factory jobs that men had vacated. As a result of that (as well as other factors) women over 30 got the vote in 1918. However equal voting rights were not given until 1928.

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2018-10-11 12:05 #4 by: Leia

#1 ooh I didn't know that! Where are they thinking of putting it?

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2018-10-11 12:48 #5 by: Niklas

Thanks, Jordan! It would feel odd if my wife, mom or sister couldn’t vote now, and yet it was only 100 years ago women couldn’t.

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2018-10-11 13:56 #6 by: Emo

When I was in Switzerland 1981 it was interesting to talk about it with people engaged in the votings.

Women obtained the right to vote in national elections in 1971.[70] Women obtained the right to vote at local canton level between 1959 (Vaud and Neuchâtel in that year) and 1972, except for 1989/1990 in Appenzell.[17] See also Women's suffrage in Switzerland.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_suffrage

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