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It’s been 100 Years since Women were Allowed to Vote in the UK; What does Voting mean Today?

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It's been 100 Years since Women were Allowed to Vote in the UK, what does Voting mean Today - BellaNaija

It’s hard to imagine a time when women were denied the right to something as basic as casting votes.

It’s a popular saying – your vote is your voice, the only way you can be heard. 100 years ago, women were not allowed to have a voice.

100 years ago is not 1700, it’s not 1800, it’s 1918. A lot of us have grandmothers, mothers even, who were alive at this time.

Thanks to feminism, women now have the right to have a say in who represents them. However, there’s still a lot more to be done.

What does voting mean today?

1 Comment

  1. Mannie

    February 7, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    This is supposed to be a piece addressed to the British public. Wouldn’t it be something nice if Bella turns the lense to Nigeria to discuss this matter?

    We have a suffrage movement story to tell in Nigeria. For instance, it would be nice to discuss how the right to vote of southern women were considered above that of northern women and the impact it has had on female participation in Nigerian politics.

    Perhaps, if BB is looking for a writer on these affairs I can offer my thoughts.

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