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Frank Hovis

Women fought for years for the vote

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"So I always vote."

I've heard this three times so far in two days.

And never hear the obvious reponse:

  • Up to 1918 two thrids of men couldn't vote.
  • In 1918 this was extended to all men could vote and all women over 30.
  • And in 1928 women under 30 gained the same rights.

So most women actually got the vote for the first time in 1918 at the same time as most men.

The working class men without a vote seem to have been entirely airbrushed from the narrative.

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3 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

"So I always vote."

I've heard this three times so far in two days.

And never hear the obvious reponse:

  • Up to 1918 two thrids of men couldn't vote.
  • In 1918 this was extended to all men could vote and all women over 30.
  • And in 1928 women under 30 gained the same rights.

So most women actually got the vote for the first time in 1918 at the same time as most men.

The working class men without a vote seem to have been entirely airbrushed from the narrative.

Wasnt just working class men, most men. Be they working, or working, or semi-pro.

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4 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

"So I always vote."

I've heard this three times so far in two days.

And never hear the obvious reponse:

  • Up to 1918 two thrids of men couldn't vote.
  • In 1918 this was extended to all men could vote and all women over 30.
  • And in 1928 women under 30 gained the same rights.

So most women actually got the vote for the first time in 1918 at the same time as most men.

The working class men without a vote seem to have been entirely airbrushed from the narrative.

People literally don't believe this when you tell them. The fake news version is so ingrained.

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4 minutes ago, Hail the Tripod said:

People literally don't believe this when you tell them. The fake news version is so ingrained.

It's shocking, I hear it every time and it is never challenged.

People vaguely know about rotten boroughs and the like but the perception that all men had the vote a century or so before women with the only proper struggle to gain the vote being that by women is a nice fairy story de nos jours.  One however that nicely suits the narrative of the enemy to everything always being white men.

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36 minutes ago, Hail the Tripod said:

People literally don't believe this when you tell them. The fake news version is so ingrained.

I wanted to educate my kids about this but as usual, the best medium is a film. Does anyone know if 'Suffragette' is accurate or is it a feminazi version?

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