Even though women are still fighting for it, no one can deny how far women have come in their fight for equality. Though we are still on the journey of being treated as equal, we still have a lot of women who came before us to thank; The women who fought endlessly for our rights.
One such popular group of women, who fought for women’s right to vote and gender equality was the ‘Suffragettes’. The term suffragette comes from the word suffrage, which means the right to vote in political elections, and was actually created by newspapers to mock these women – who were at the time asking for voting rights for women!
Seeing society treating women unfairly and reminding them consistently that women were less than men, these fiery women had strong views about all the topics – voting, work equality, marriage, etc.
Starting with the peaceful protest with banners and badges, this movement gathered momentum and with time turned into extreme protest including hunger strikes to stepping out in front of the King’s racehorse.
It was because of these women’s consistent effort that women finally gained the right to vote in 1928. Every woman needs to thank these suffragettes that we’re able to vote today!
Some time back, a pamphlet from the year 1918 suffrage history at the Pontypridd Museum in Wales went viral almost after 100 years according to Bored Panda.
The pamphlet went viral for its hilarious advice for women who were thinking of getting married.
The first piece of advice on the pamphlet states a simple yet powerful statement – “Do not marry at all”. Then it goes to say that if you have to marry then don’t expect too much because most men are lazy and selfish.
1918, the year the pamphlet was published, was a great year for women’s suffrage. A bill was passed that granted some women the right to vote as long as they were over the age of 30, owned property, or were married to someone who owned it.
Of course, many things have changed in the last 100 years. But, many women came forward to share how they feel this brutally honest marriage advice still holds true.