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A petition to end female suffrage. Pay attention.

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  1. Blitzer

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    A petition to end female suffrage. Pay attention. :freak:

    http://www.dailyhaha.com/_vids/suffrage.htm








    Women's suffrage

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women's_suffrage

    The movement for women's suffrage, led by suffragists (peaceful protestors) and suffragettes (violent protestors), was a social, economic and political reform movement aimed at extending the suffrage (the right to vote) to women, advocating equal suffrage (abolition of graded votes) rather than universal suffrage (abolition of all discrimination, for example due to race), which was considered too radical.

    In 1869 the Wyoming Territory in the United States became the first modern polity where equal suffrage was extended to women. That same year, the legislature in the Utah Territory passed an act giving women in Utah the right to vote. This right was later revoked by the US congress in the Edmunds-Tucker Act in 1887. The small British colony of the Pitcairn Islands, (2005 population: 46) extended suffrage to women in 1838. In 1893, New Zealand was the first country to introduce universal suffrage, following a movement led by Kate Sheppard. Women first achieved the right to stand for public office in South Australia in 1894, along with suffrage in that state.
     
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