Even though we try to shed light on how far we’ve come in our fight for equality, we still know that we have a long way to go.
However, there are a lot of feminists we have to thank, because they fought for equality in much harder times for women, and one of the most notables movements were the suffragettes.
The suffragettes had a strong opinion on work equality and voting, but it was not everything they fought for. They also had their own view on marriage, and a post on marriage advice from 1918 has resurfaced the internet once again. You can check it out below, and it’s easy to see why it has gained popularity all over again.
Women in the U.K were not allowed to vote in the 19th and early 20th century, so it was the reason for the suffragette movement to be started. Two groups were born, the Women’s Social and Political Union, and the Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies. The word suffrage means the right to vote in political elections, and it was actually created by newspapers who wanted to mock these women.
Many men and women didn’t support the idea of women voting, but they all campaigned with peaceful banners and badges. The Suffragists managed to gain enough momentum and win the support in Parliament, but it was still not enough to pass in 1900.
Women finally got the right to vote in 1928.
A pamphlet from a suffragette is on display at the Pontypridd Museum in Wales, and it recently resurfaced the internet because it’s advice for women who are thinking of getting married.
This is what women in the comments thought about this advice more than 100 years old: