For votes for women

Some key arguements of why many people thought that women should have the vote. These are men and women views.

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  • For votes for women
    • Parliament's decisions affect both men and women. So women should be able to vote for the MP's who pass those laws.
    • There are many single women and widows who bear the same responsibilities as men.
    • Women are the spiritual spine of the nation- they are the churchgoers. Give women the vote if you want MP's to show Christian leadership.
    • Women have increasing opportunities in education and work - the vote should come next.
    • Women pay taxes just like men.
    • Women should be able to influence MP's  on how that money is spent.
    • Many uneducated working men can vote while well educated, 'respectable' women can't.
    • Women have special skills and expertise. They can help Parliament to make better laws on issues such as education and the home.
    • Women can already vote in local elections. They are apart of education committees and Poor Law boards. This shows that they can be trusted with the vote.
  • Parliament's decisions affect both men and women. So women should be able to vote for the MP's who pass those laws.

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