It was 85 years ago today  

mi_mwpm 51M
1175 posts
8/26/2005 7:54 pm

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It was 85 years ago today

...that women began to have the right to say...

(with apologies to The Beatles)

Heard on the radio this morning that women gained the right to vote on this day in 1920. Hard to believe that it's only been 85 years since our ancestors -- maybe Grandpa -- decided that ladies not only were nice to hold, but they actually had a brain too.

They'd been running the households for who knows how long, handling all the day to day tasks, befuddling and outfoxing men (not that we're really that difficult to outfox ), but allow them to vote? Nope, not smart enough.

Other than those prohibition ladies who tried to prove they weren't ready for the power, I think it generally was a good decision.

Philosophy_N_Sex 49M/47F

8/26/2005 10:23 pm

women can vote now?
dang what next equal pay? equal rights?

will "they" allow society to progress?

FrndsWBenefits 53M/52F
56 posts
8/27/2005 10:38 am

mi_mwpm 51M

8/29/2005 7:34 pm

Sorry Huny... I only said you were allowed to vote, not that there was anyone actually worth voting for. Personally, I've begun to subscribe to the "If they want the office, there must be something mentally wrong with them, so they can't possibly be worthy of the position" theory. Means I have to keep doing write-ins with my neighbors' names, but at least I don't feel like I'm responsible for any of the clowns in office.

wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
9/8/2005 2:28 am

an act of ommission is just as important as the act itself, mi you know better your just as responsible as those who did vote as it was just another one that wasn't for the other guy

I think I prefer our system where Voting is can donkey the vote if you are so determined not to contribute but majority of people actually think about what they are doing....

look at the last election the entire population were so horrified at the possibility of having a prime minister latham that Liberal's won by a landslide now that is called making a statement


keithcancook 60M
17828 posts
9/8/2005 7:35 am

Those who suppress women have cut out half the talent pool from their society.

rm_laughalot_8 51F

10/1/2005 3:09 am

I agree not because I am female but, why must we not feel equal in a Society that if it was not for woman(as earlier mentioned) would not exist. We have a brain and we have a voice if we can use it to deal with our sons, brothers,uncles,fathers and partners then why should we be supressed when it is for all that we love and want to protect that we vote. Yes those of us that do have a voice and the right to use it do vote, and to those that don't please wake up and see this is your life and the lives of those you love that is at stake when we allow others to take control of our domain, this includes the town or city in which we live and the Country it has gained home in. Don't sit back and feel left out, it's each individuals input which does eventually make impact. I am not a womans libber but neither am I a 1901 stay at home keep your lips shut and bake bread lady neither, I believe in unity and pride and I know woman can achieve these things as easily as men, I believe in home and family but also know that there is Society which has an impact on both, and yes I may have an impact in Society by stating my opinion and casting my vote. Keeping my family and home safe. This is a responsability I take may be age but sooner or later you young ones will catch up remember that. What we don't understand today we for sure will in one of our tomorrows, I wish I had understood a little sooner just how times had changed or could and will change, I might have started voting when I became of legal age instead of wasting years thinking it made no difference. I might have learned why people fought so we could express our views and have a voice, I might have been able to say thank-you to those that made it possible, and in some small way let them know they were right women can help make the difference in a healthy Society. And thanks to those men with minds open enough to encourage us in our endevours.

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