Women Must Vote And Not Because Women Died For The Right

Today is voting day in the UK. Every newspaper, Facebook, every conversation is about this election and yet I know so many women who still, half way through the day, don’t know who they will vote for, or even if they will vote.

When someone mentions the word ‘vote’ or ‘election’ I burst out with a full throated:

“So, cast off the shackles of yesterday!
Shoulder to shoulder into the fray!
Our daughters’ daughters will adore us
And they’ll sing in grateful chorus
“Well done! Well done!
Well done Sister Suffragette!”

– even if it’s just in my head, it’s full of gusto!

And like many others, I’ve been quick to say, but you must vote! Women DIED to give you a vote!

Women died 1, were exiled 2, were imprisoned 3, were tortured 4. These women, among them:

Suffragettes

But you know what, for many of us, that kind of doesn’t matter. It doesn’t affect our lives today. That was then. So much has changed. Read more: Women Must Vote And Not Because Women Died For The Right

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Davison
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christabel_Pankhurst
  3. http://mashable.com/2015/10/28/suffragettes-in-prison/#wtoWurMARgqE
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_Terror_(event)