First of all they have fathers, husbands and brothers, so why do they need to vote? We men can look after the complicated stuff. If they got the vote, what next? They’ll want to be politicians, lawyers, could you imagine that? Then of course there is the argument that if women became involved in politics, they would stop marrying, having children, and the human race would die out. You also have the the fact that there are no women bankers or merchants so what have they contributed to society? Babies and that’s it, they can keep a house clean, but some of them show a very poor performance with that simple task.
There you have some arguments from 100 years ago. Yup, just 100 years ago that was the general consensus of the male population and although we think times have changed, believe it or not, that is still the consensus of some males even more so in some third world countries. But some women learned to fight back.
Love that photo, I believe it is Edith Garrud. But, it is getting better, I think? Who would you choose after 100 years of women being allowed to vote? Hmmm? Me? I’d go for Michelle everytime:-)