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On Women Voting Rights

by benross on

Thanks Ahura for the link. I saw this about Canada:

Widows and unmarried women were granted the right to vote in municipal elections in Ontario in 1884. Such limited franchises were extended in other provinces at the end of the 19th century, but bills to enfranchise women in provincial elections failed to pass in any province untilManitoba finally succeeded in 1916. At the federal level it was a two step process. On Sept. 20, 1917, women gained a limited right to vote: According to the Parliament of Canada website, the Military Voters Act established that "women who are British subjects and have close relatives in the armed forces can vote on behalf of their male relatives, in federal elections." About a year and a quarter later, at the beginning of 1919, the right to vote was extended to all women in the Act to confer the Electoral Franchise upon Women. The remaining provinces quickly followed suit, except for Quebec, which did not do so until 1940. Agnes Macphail became the first woman elected to Parliament in 1921

Now the interesting part of this account is the province of Quebec, which until the 'silent revolution' of 60s, was effectively a protectorate of catholic church.


Shaw, Get Your Facts Right On Women Voting Rights

by Ahura on

The women in Sweden exercised their right to vote in 1919, in United States of America in 1920, and in Iran in 1963. It is imperative and simple to get your facts right by a quick Google search before disseminating the information to others.

Here is a link to women suffrage




BBC's mullah backing bias

by shaw on

Let the British Broadcasting Channel's editorial bias exemplify that even in a historic review BBC selects for  Iranian women to be covered with "chaador", and intentionally avoids showing that during the Pahlavi dynasty Iranian women were freed from the bondage of chaador.  What else is new?Did anybody expect that BBC would remind us that during the second half of Reza Shah and all of Mohammad Reza Shah the predominant majority of woman in Iran dressed and looked like the women in all other free countries of the world. How about the fact that M.R. Pahlavi's White Revolution reforms granted Iranian women the right to vote 2 years before AMERICAN women and 10 years before the Swedes? <br><br> Here's one made by Iranians not employed by BBC showing the construction, lifestyle, and mood of music that Iran thrived with during our beloved Shah. <br><br> It may not have the stats & narration, but gives a much clearer story of the advancements, as well as the sense of energy that was Iran.  


Thanks to Pahalavi dynasty change Iran to a modern country. .

by عموجان on