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Field Marshal Dr. Opti

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100 years since women were given the vote.
« on: 06 February 2018, 19:57:17 »

........it's everywhere on the television tonight.

So come on girls you've had your 15 minutes of fame. Time to get back to the kitchen, time to resume  attending to the needs of the man in your life.

It's the natural order of things. :y
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Re: 100 years since women were given the vote.
« Reply #1 on: 06 February 2018, 20:08:18 »

This is rather a false anniversary as only SOME women got the vote 100 years ago; only women of 30+ years of age who met minimum property owning standards. Men however could now vote in 1918 if they were over 21 years of age.  So inequality still existed.

It was only in 1928 that full voting rights were given to all women over the age of 21 years. ;)
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Re: 100 years since women were given the vote.
« Reply #2 on: 06 February 2018, 20:14:07 »

Yes they had to have property holdings to the value of 5 minimum :D
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Re: 100 years since women were given the vote.
« Reply #3 on: 06 February 2018, 20:14:20 »

This is rather a false anniversary as only SOME women got the vote 100 years ago; only women of 30+ years of age who met minimum property owning standards. Men however could now vote in 1918 if they were over 21 years of age.  So inequality still existed.

It was only in 1928 that full voting rights were given to all women over the age of 21 years. ;)


I can always remember my grandmother telling me she didn't vote because she didn't understand politics. 'Best left for the men' she would say. :)
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Re: 100 years since women were given the vote.
« Reply #4 on: 06 February 2018, 20:18:04 »

Just as well working class women were unable to vote in 1918, The labour party didn't yet exist.

The old Tory party only wanted the working man and woman for donkey work and menial chores anyway.
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Re: 100 years since women were given the vote.
« Reply #5 on: 06 February 2018, 20:22:42 »

What do you mean the old Tory party? the present one and those in between then and now are the same.
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Re: 100 years since women were given the vote.
« Reply #6 on: 06 February 2018, 20:26:25 »

Here's one for the feminists among us https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT6cB6vMWYU
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Re: 100 years since women were given the vote.
« Reply #7 on: 06 February 2018, 20:28:22 »

Just as well working class women were unable to vote in 1918, The labour party didn't yet exist.

The old Tory party only wanted the working man and woman for donkey work, menial chores and cannon fodder  anyway.

FTFY M'lud!  ;)
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Re: 100 years since women were given the vote.
« Reply #8 on: 06 February 2018, 20:46:39 »

Yes they had to have property holdings to the value of 5 minimum :D

No, property that attracted a rent of at least 5 per year, which was a lot of money to many. They could also be householders or the wives of householders of properties with that rentable value, or a university graduate. ;)
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Re: 100 years since women were given the vote.
« Reply #9 on: 06 February 2018, 20:55:57 »

Just as well working class women were unable to vote in 1918, The labour party didn't yet exist.

The old Tory party only wanted the working man and woman for donkey work and menial chores anyway.

Yes it did Opti from 1900, with the Labour movement developing in the 1900's into first the Labour Representation Commitee (LRC) then in 1918 it created it's Constituation with it's famous Clause IV.  The Labour Party grew during WW1 as the Liberals declined due to widespread dissatisfaction with the handling of the war and the working class wanting their rights in the democracy.  It was in 1924 that a minority Labour government was formed for the first time. The female vote, as small as it still was, started to make a difference. In 1929 the Labour Party had it's first large majority government! :y
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Re: 100 years since women were given the vote.
« Reply #10 on: 06 February 2018, 21:01:41 »

Just as well working class women were unable to vote in 1918, The labour party didn't yet exist.

The old Tory party only wanted the working man and woman for donkey work and menial chores anyway.

Yes it did Opti from 1900, with the Labour movement developing in the 1900's into first the Labour Representation Commitee (LRC) then in 1918 it created it's Constituation with it's famous Clause IV.  The Labour Party grew during WW2 as the Liberals declined due to widespread dissatisfaction with the handling of the war and the working class wanting their rights in the democracy.  It was in 1924 that a minority Labour government was formed for the first time. The female vote, as small as it still was, started to make a difference. In 1929 the Labour Party had it's first large majority government! :y

You are of course correct, Lizzie.

I mean't to say there had been no Labour government by 1918....... :y :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Re: 100 years since women were given the vote.
« Reply #11 on: 07 February 2018, 13:15:23 »

Let us not forget that working class men were also allowed to vote for the first time in 1918.

Not something you hear the rabid feminists talk about. :(
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Re: 100 years since women were given the vote.
« Reply #12 on: 07 February 2018, 14:40:55 »

Let us not forget that working class men were also allowed to vote for the first time in 1918.

Not something you hear the rabid feminists talk about. :(

Yes Opti, but the unfairness was it was ALL men over 21 years of age and with no stipulation on property ownership.

Women had been working very hard in the factories, in often very dangerous conditions, covering for the men absent on the front line and they still did not get parity with the men. ::) ::)
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Re: 100 years since women were given the vote.
« Reply #13 on: 07 February 2018, 14:55:33 »

And?
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Re: 100 years since women were given the vote.
« Reply #14 on: 07 February 2018, 15:52:47 »

Let us not forget that working class men were also allowed to vote for the first time in 1918.

Not something you hear the rabid feminists talk about. :(
I think I'd probably prefer to forget.
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