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From the U.S. to Saudi Arabia, women had to fight to vote

Becky Little writes, "Wednesday marks the 95th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States. At the same time, one of the last countries to deny women the vote is preparing to open its polls: this December, women will vote in Saudi Arabia for the first time.

'This achievement, like the ones that came before it, wasn’t handed to Saudi women, who have been pressuring their government for years. Around the world, women have only won suffrage because they’ve demanded it.'

'There’s no other movement for women’s rights that’s as international as votes for women,' says Ellen DuBois, distinguished professor of history and gender studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

A century ago, American women were deep into their own chapter of the movement—and closing in on victory."  READ MORE>>

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