Friday, 5 January 2018

summer learning journey week 2 day 1 #2

At the turn of the century, New Zealand elected its first ever government. Richard John Seddon served as the leader of the Liberal Party from 1893-1906. Prior to 1893, only men were legally allowed to vote. This all changed in the late 1800s when a woman named Kate Sheppard lead a suffragist movement in New Zealand calling for a change in law. Her hard work finally paid off when the Electoral Act was passed into law on 19 September 1893, giving women the right to vote. New Zealand was the first country to give all women the right to vote. There were still countries in the world (e.g. Saudi Arabia) who, until recently, did not allow women to vote.

On your blog tell us what you think about the fact that women were not allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia until 2015. Is it fair? Why or why not?

No. I think that its not fear for women not to vote till 2015 because thay have to folow the law and thay should have a say.


  1. Hey again Justice, thanks for sharing your thoughts on the voting situation for women in Saudi Arabia. I agree with you Justice, it certainly wasn't fair that women weren't able to vote up until 2015. You're right again, they should have a say just like the men in society, especially given that both genders live under and have to follow this same law. It's great that they are finally able to vote, but 2015 is far too late. Women have been able to vote in lots of other countries around the world for many, many years.

    Thanks, great work.

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  3. Hi Justice,
    I think it is a good point that you have made about how if you are expected to obey the laws that it is fair to be able to have a say in what those laws are. Do you think children have enough say in creating laws using the same logic? How can you see them getting more say if you think they need it?