Let a woman vote? Are you crazy?

March 29, 2010

It was thought dangerous by many to let women vote, c 1911

 
 
 
 

It is easy to forget that women in this country have only had the right to vote for ninety years.  And I didn’t know (until I looked it up on Wikipedia) that many countries beat us in granting equal voting rights to women.

  • Norway and Denmark: 1913
  • Finland: 1906
  • Even the United Kingdom granted women over thirty the right to vote in 1918, while it took until 1920 for American women to enjoy that same right.  

 

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