Happy Suffragette Anniversary to all women?

Today marks one hundred years since women were first given the right to vote. The battle leading to this victory highlighted many divisions that existed between women. For example in 1918 only those who were aged over 30 and home owners were eligible to head to the ballot box. As you probably know, back then of all the women in the South who could read and write, ten out of eleven were white. When it comes to the proportion of property ownership between the races, that of the white outweighed that of the black.

100 years onĀ  there is no doubt greater unity and parity between women, regardless of social class, literacy levels and race. As humans, perfect unity may never exist but today, are we as women in a good place?

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