Story: Gender inequalities

Women as family guardians

Women as family guardians

The vote was sometimes seen as a necessary weapon for women. With it, they could beat off the dangers of alcohol, gambling, seduction and cruelty, shown here as deadly snakes intentionally let loose by wicked men to prey upon families.


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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Jeanne Wood, A challenge not a truce: a history of the New Zealand Women’s Christian Temperance Union 1885-1985, Nelson: The Union, 1986, p 31

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Anne Else, 'Gender inequalities - Areas of discrimination', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2023)

Story by Anne Else, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Jun 2018