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 ====== Womens Right to Vote ====== ====== Womens Right to Vote ======
  
 +[{{:​new_zealand_background:​recent:​kate.jpg ​ |Kate Sheppard}}] ​
  
 In early colonial New Zealand, as in other European societies, women were excluded from any involvement in politics. Most people – men and women – accepted the idea that women were naturally suited for domestic affairs, such as keeping house and raising children. Only men were fitted for public life and the rough-and-tumble world of politics. In early colonial New Zealand, as in other European societies, women were excluded from any involvement in politics. Most people – men and women – accepted the idea that women were naturally suited for domestic affairs, such as keeping house and raising children. Only men were fitted for public life and the rough-and-tumble world of politics.
  
-In the later 19th century, some women began to challenge this narrow view of the world. New opportunities were opening up for women and girls (especially those from wealthy or middle-class families) in secondary and university education, medicine, and in church and charitable work. Attention soon turned to women'​s legal and political rights.[{{:​new_zealand_background:​recent:​kate.jpg ​ |Kate Sheppard}}] ​+In the later 19th century, some women began to challenge this narrow view of the world. New opportunities were opening up for women and girls (especially those from wealthy or middle-class families) in secondary and university education, medicine, and in church and charitable work. Attention soon turned to women'​s legal and political rights.
  
 ===== A movement emerges ===== ===== A movement emerges =====
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