Wednesday, August 10, 2016

On the Fact that the Most Significant Opposition to Women Getting the Vote Was Women Themselves and that Once the Majority of These Women Decided that They Wanted the Vote They Got it -

Yeah, it wasn't some patriarchal and oppressive force that wanted to keep women down but much more the fact that many women just didn't want the vote, because a) they thought that politics was dirty and didn't want to be a part of such a sleazy line of work, b) felt that their husband's vote was representative of what the family as a whole wanted, and c) didn't want the responsibility of voting in that they were fearful of possibly being conscripted (not necessarily for war but for other reasons). I mean, I understand that this totally destroys the feminist narrative and all but isn't it also kind of liberating (pun intended) in its own way?    

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