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Women’s right to vote

 

Alice and Neil talk about British suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and her struggle to get women a better life.

This week’s question

Which was the first country to give all women the right to vote in public elections? Was it…

a) Finland?

b) New Zealand?

c) The US?

You’ll hear the answer at the end of the programme.

Vocabulary

role models
people looked to by others as examples to be followed

suffragettes
women who campaigned for the right for women to vote

lobbied
tried to persuade

electorate
people who are allowed to vote

plight
bad situation

raised their profile
get noticed

impromptu
unplanned

militant
aggressive

direct action
the use of demonstrations, strikes, or violence to achieve a goal

November 24, 2016

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