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Of course there were some women opposed. My mother was one. Her opinion, which I can neither validate nor invalidate, was that women gave up many more intangible rights than they gained in tangible rights. In her view women were the mistress (read "master") of the home prior to the change. Being on "equal footing" with men meant giving up what she perceived ...


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Not only were there women who opposed suffrage, there still are. For instance, here's Central Missisippi Tea Party President Janis Lane in 2012: I'm really going to set you back here. Probably the biggest turn we ever made was when the women got the right to vote. [...] Our country might have been better off if it was still just men voting. There is ...


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psychologically speaking, people generally like to feel good about who they are and the choices they have already made. frequently that makes the opponents of social change people who have either resigned to it, or who will lose relative social standing. therefore married women who had relinquished control to their husbands would sometimes oppose the ...


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I am not sure if this is the sort of thing you're looking for, but the first thing that came to my mind was Brigadier General McAuliffe's response, during WWII, when asked to surrender: To the German Commander. NUTS! The American Commander ... an answer which confused the Germans. (Quote from the linked article.)


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So a decade and a half ago, here in Kansas, we had a Senator named Kay O'Connor, a woman, who opposed women's right to vote. You can find all sorts of quotes from this individual around the internet, but this article sums it up pretty well. Relevant quotes from the article: "Sen. Kay O'Connor recently told the co-presidents of the Johnson County ...


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A Spanish example: Victoria Kent. Quote from the link: Kent was against giving women the right to vote immediately, arguing that, as Spanish women lacked at that moment social and political education enough to vote responsibly, they would be very much influenced by the Catholic priests, damaging left wing parties.


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If you follow democracy a bit, you'll know that there were women like that without requiring explicit proof. There are immigrants who advocate a stronger stance on immigration. There are officers who want to spend less money on the military. There are minimum wage workers who are opposed to a higher minimum wage. I'm wondering if there's a friendly ...


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Yes, there were. And at the beginning of the women's suffrage movement, suffragettes were viewed by most women as oddities rather than heroic liberators. Basically, centuries ago, due to the technological and economical environment, the family as a unit was much more important than how many people view it today. It was close to impossible to survive (and ...


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Voting(at least in the US) was originally designed to revolve around land owner(freeholder) families. So the intention was that someone who was pulled together enough(paid taxes-as there was no income tax, had a legitimate interest in the community and most likely wasn't beholden to the very rich) to own property free and clear was the type of person who ...


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Strange at it may seem, there was a movement called "anti-suffragism" in the U.S. and U.K. composed mainly of women. Their numbers were small, since this posture would have been "counterintuitive." The Americans were composed mainly of "conservative" women who liked the division of duties and society between "domestic" (for women), and "outside," for men. ...


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The trusty wikipedia has a list encompassing the Republic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Senators_of_the_Roman_Republic It even has some years added.


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"Eugenics," unfortunately, was a subject that was "accepted" if not popular at the time. But "pro eugenics" was not the same as pro-Nazi, even though there were some overlaps. One Roosevelt ally who was also a believer was a man named Winston Churchill, who was clearly not a "Nazi sympathizer." Most eugenicists advocated "protective" measures toward the "...


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Osborne, as well as many others at the time, was a believer that Eugenics would lead to a better world for all. Eugenics had become a popular subject well before Hitler twisted it to his goals. Eugenics was widely accepted in the U.S. academic community.[7] By 1928 there were 376 separate university courses in some of the United States' leading ...


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Well the "Reason" to this was the Swiss vote system. To make a change in the Swiss constitution, a "vote initiative" has to be submitted. If the prospective vote initiative fulfills some conditions and other things, it gets to be an initiative. This initiative goes out and then the people which are allow can vote about it. They can accept or decline it. If ...


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I think the best empires were Spanish and Portuguese empire. Becuase they take long 300 years, they were the first european explorers and conquers of the world, and all with their technological limitations. The first empires that used the arquebus, the first firearm. XV- End of XVIII centuries their peak. In contrast with the british empire and France ...


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Which country in the world was the first to govern its people by a system known as Democracy? The (or rather some) Greek city-States where certainly the first polities to be governed by a system known as democracy, because they named their governing systems exactly that (Aristotle knew them as democracies). Whether we think that they were "democracies" ...



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