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Newspaper Mention of Gage

I found this amazing newspaper from 1893 about Matilda Gage and her “strong minded supporters.” You can see from this article how women like as Gage and other suffrage workers were perceived by the public during her own time. 14 more words


A Hint of What's to Come...

Short post today since I’m pressed for time, so I thought I’d give you a little teaser of my next book, the one I’m almost done researching. 440 more words


Be Just and Fear Not

“Be just and fear not” was the motto of the early suffragist movement. This week was Suffrage week, with Suffrage day on 19th Sept. On this day in 1893 Governor Lord Glasgow signed a new Electoral Act into law, making New Zealand the first self-governing country in the world to grant all women the right to vote in parliamentary elections. 16 more words

Delegated Democracy

Here’s a thought, a different type of democracy, one where everyone gets to cast a vote. It is a universal suffrage, once you have reached the required age. 386 more words

Early Days: Victorian Ladies

Women in the early days of climbing literature were not only pushing the physical boundaries of harsh weather and difficult travel in mountain environments, they were pushing against societal repression and extreme gender inequality. 1,120 more words

Annie Smith Peck

The Election end is near!

By the end of tomorrow, the General Election of Aotearoa New Zealand 2014 will be officially over. This will be my third time utilising my right to vote and ensure my voice is added to the wider spheres of society. 848 more words

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one half of the dynamic duo of the American women’s suffrage movement (the other half being Susan B. Anthony). She helped begin the organized movement for women’s rights by presenting her… 369 more words

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