When did Women Around the World Start Voting?

The 50×50 movement is a pledge to have 50% of the world’s public service leadership held by women by the year 2050.

Recently, they posted a list of all the countries in the world and what year they gave women the right to vote. Very interesting and inspiring list!

“Nearly 100 years ago, women in the United States achieved the right to vote. But they were not the first or the last.

 

Women around the world have worked tirelessly for a voice in decision-making, both as elected leaders and the constituents who select them. The slow progress of women’s suffrage began as early as 1893 in New Zealand and continues even today.”

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Book Report: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

tumblr_inline_nmijx1iYow1s3uo67_500Due to the recent events of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, I decided to finally finish this incredibly enthralling ode to a person who inspires so many people: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

In this sassy book, full of pictures, visual aids, and timelines, we explore her childhood, education, and career and the challenges she faced along the way. Inspired from the popular Tumblr account, two authors – Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik – create a book that engaged an audience not normally aware of the lives and positions of SCOTUS members.

I especially enjoyed reading her dissents including in the Voting Rights Act case, with the authors’ annotative analysis emphasize the points supporting her minority view.

To end, I have included two images I took from this book of RBG and Scalia together. RIP to RBG’s “best buddy.”

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