The 1930s: ‘Women had the vote, but the old agitation went on’ — The Guardian

by | Apr 5, 2021 | What I'm Reading | 0 comments

Women won voting rights equal to men in Britain in 1928, but that didn’t mean they had attained equality. Per Diana Souhami’s article in The Guardian: “To have legislation is not at all the same as to have the state of affairs that the legislation claims to achieve. It is easier to campaign for tangible objectives, such as the vote, than to fight to eradicate the prejudice underpinning the initial denial.” Misogyny and fascism went hand in hand in Germany and Italy. Interesting that Oswald Mosley, founder of the British Union of Fascists, addressed the frustration of some women over continuing inequality in his brand of fascism.

Source: The 1930s: ‘Women had the vote, but the old agitation went on’ | Women’s suffrage | The Guardian

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