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Throughout history voting has been a significant part of peoples rights Voting is considered a symbol safeguard and instrument It is a symbol of freedom citizenship and liberty and it is the safeguard of all liberties it symbolizes It is also the instrument for obtaining many more rights However women have been deprived of this right In 1908 women were especially deprived of this right in England Women were influenced to seek a right to vote because of a variety of social conditions The first social condition that influenced women to seek their rights to vote was marriage laws Many individuals questioned whether marriage laws were equal just or wise The marriage laws basically stated that a woman was forced to give up her employment for being a wife and had no other voice legally or legal claim on the income These laws were unfair towards all women Women were not allowed to control their basic necessities of food shelter and clothing because they were controlled by the men With the right to vote women would be able to introduce their point of view to amend old laws that inflict injustices upon women Furthermore there were laws governing the rights of a parent or a child that affected women tremendously Women that gave birth to a child were not legally the mother of the child Instead the father was the only parent that could make decisions for the child This affected both women and children drastically because mothers did not have a say in her childs growth or education This is a prime reason why women were seeking the right to vote In addition women were also discriminated against when it came to various professions Women would have the same qualifications as men but men would receive the higher positions One example of this was with the college of arts in which women did as well or exceeded the men However women never received posts
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