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quarta-feira, 7 de março de 2012

8th March is International Women´s Day

March 8th is a day to increase awareness of today's conditions. Women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts; women are still not present in equal numbers in business and politics. Globally, women have less access to education and choices for health, plus violence against women still exists in many parts of the world.

Did you know that …

Only in 1918, after the WWI, the women over the age of 30, under certain conditions could vote in the United Kingdom.

In 1928 the right to vote was extended to all women over the age of 21 (as it happened for men)

Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928) was the leader of the British Suffragette movement, which helped women win the right to vote.

In the USA the 19th Amendment to the Constitution introduced the Woman Suffrage in 1920. Alva Vanderbilt (1853-1933), a millionaire, donated large sums of money to the women´s suffrage movement. 

I bought this interesting reproduction of cup and teapot Votes for Women in Mrs. Vanderbilt´s mansion Marble House in Newport, Rhode Island (nowadays it is a museum opened to the public).

Mary Poppins

2 comentários:

  1. Well done sister suffragette
    Our daughter´s daughter will adore us
    Well done...

  2. What a delightful tea cup collection. Mrs. Vanderbilt would be proud!