Story: Voting rights

Suffrage cartoons: family disaster (1st of 2)

This 1893 cartoon depicts a harassed husband struggling to prepare dinner and manage the children, while a lordly wife sweeps in, fresh from a busy day dealing with the world’s business. Such was the disruption to the natural order of life foretold by those opposed to women’s suffrage.

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Neill Atkinson, 'Voting rights - Votes for women', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

Story by Neill Atkinson, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015