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Old 08-26-2005, 11:43 AM   #1
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On This Day In 1920

On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American women the right to vote, was declared in effect.

It's always a little sobering to me to remember that women didn't have that right in this country until then.

What are the countries in the world where women still don't have that right?
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Old 08-26-2005, 11:48 AM   #2
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I don't know, but you guys better find out so that you invade those countries too.
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I don't know, but you guys better find out so that you invade those countries too.
what does that have to do w/ the topic of this thread? I give up
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Thanks for the heads up. It hasn't really been that long.

I'll have to watch "Iron Angels" in celebration.
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Re: On This Day In 1920

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What are the countries in the world where women still don't have that right?
According to Wikipedia:

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Bhutan -- One vote per family in village-level elections
Brunei
Lebanon -- Proof of education required for women, not required for men. Voting compulsory for men, optional for women.
Saudi Arabia
Kuwait -- But voted in 2005 to introduce suffrage for women older than 21 (to take effect in the 2007 national elections)
And of course all the countries which don't allow anyone to vote.
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Old 08-26-2005, 12:09 PM   #6
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I don't know, but you guys better find out so that you invade those countries too.
As MrsSpringsteen said, this has nothing to do with the subject of this thread. Please try to make your responses at least vaguely relevant to the thread topic.

And for what it's worth, using generalisations like "you guys" as though all Americans are in favour of invading other countries are offensive to many people here. Please try to be a bit more tactful and avoid such generalisations in future. Thank-you.
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Old 08-26-2005, 12:16 PM   #7
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thank you Fizzing, you're doing a fine job as a moderator here
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It's hard to imagine it took us that long.
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Thanks Mrs S.
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Old 08-26-2005, 12:17 PM   #10
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Not even 100 years we've been allowed this right...wow... That's weird to think about that.

Anywho, I'm quite happy to have this privilege. to all the women who fought to allow us to do this. Thank you .

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Thanks to W, Iraqi woman can now vote.
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... but women and men in washington, DC have no congressional representation ...
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Pleae can we have just one thread that doesn't turn into a debate about Iraq? Just one -- please?
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Pleae can we have just one thread that doesn't turn into a debate about Iraq? Just one -- please?

it is interesting how, as public support for the war in the US is rapidly disintegrating, the supporters come out swinging, as the best defense is a good offense ...
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Old 08-26-2005, 12:28 PM   #15
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it is interesting how, as public support for the war in the US is rapidly disintegrating, the supporters come out swinging, as the best defense is a good offense ...
That may well be the case, but how about both supporters and opponents of the war debate this in one of the many, many threads on the subject?
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