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A question on Womens Sufffrage (history)

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A question on Womens Sufffrage (history)
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PABUser avatarPosts: 382Joined: Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:34 pmLocation: UK Gender: Male

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Mr. Powers says:
For, starters I don't think anyone should have the right to vote but that's another conversation. Men never kept their women chained up and pregnant tied to a bed and told them 'You can't vote you whore!' it was based on a cultural consensus. It was a better a time and one unknown and mysterious to feminists. most men could not vote during most of those same years in which women could not vote. Electoral politics didn't even exist before the french revolution ...the time window in which women couldn't vote was historically very brief, and for most of that same stretch most men were similarly deprived. Women didn't get to vote before the 1920's because the thought had never occurred to them.


In arguing with a bigot i became a little stumped by this comment. And so far i haven't been able to find anything on the issue.

And the issue is this: What was the reality for women who wished to vote ? For example for those women who had some rights in voting in local election but were barred from governmental elections - in what form did this barring take. Or to put another way what form did their lack of right to voting take ?

And the question extends to the point that Mr. Powers makes, that lower class men were also denied voting rights. But in what form did this take. Was physical force used to prevent admittance ? Or is there any base to Mr.Powers claim of cultural consensus.

http://dpsinfo.com/women/history/timeline.html
1776 Abigail Adams writes to her husband, John Adams, asking him to "remember the ladies" in the new code of laws. Adams replies the men will fight the "despotism of the petticoat."
1777 Women lose the right to vote in New York.
1780 Women lose the right to vote in Massachusetts.
1784 Women lose the right to vote in New Hampshire.

I've tried looked up these incidences, but so far to no success.
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Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:19 pm
MokyUser avatarPosts: 175Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:41 am Gender: Female

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Women didn't get to vote before the 1920's because the thought had never occurred to them.


Incorrect, the idea has been around for a long while, using Australia as an example, women were able to vote in the 1800s. There was a lot of mocking involved and incarceration, if I remember correctly, the women protesting were sent to jail or to asylums. There was this worry that women would just be voting their husbands choice.
Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:05 pm
bluejatheistPosts: 525Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:28 pm Gender: Male

Post Re: A question on Womens Sufffrage (history)

Moky wrote:There was this worry that women would just be voting their husbands choice.


Reminds me of my mother and her cousin, who both let their right winger husbands fill out their ballots.
Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:20 pm
MokyUser avatarPosts: 175Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:41 am Gender: Female

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Unfortunately they are playing into the hands of those who abuse us, those being a conservative party from what I'm assuming.
Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:10 pm
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