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From the Archives: Suffragette Successes

The suffragette has won all along the line and the War has vindicated her aspirations in an extraordinary degree. Not only have women proved themselves capable of competing with men in the most arduous occupations of life, but they have shown so much endurance, courage and fidelity in carrying out their tasks that the proposals to extend the franchise to women and to enable them to practise as Solicitors were passed without any real opposition. The crown of masculine appreciation of her services and recognition of women’s equality with him has been placed on her head by the House of Commons passing a resolution by 274 votes to 25 that a Bill be passed making women eligible as Members of Parliament. Of course the Lords will oppose this, as they invariably oppose any liberal proposal, but they will submit in the end to the inevitable.

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