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Suffrage cartoon, 1893 (3rd of 3)

In the 1890s, cartoonists gave expression to fears that giving women the vote would turn the social world upside down, reversing the ‘proper’ roles of women and men. In this drawing by a ‘much married’ cartoonist, a domineering woman returns from work to a harassed ‘house husband’ who has had to cook a meal while coping with disruptive children.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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John Wilson, 'History - Liberal to Labour', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Apr 2020