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RNZ: Beyond Kate – #3 – Standing Their Ground

09/10/2018

New Zealand recently celebrated 125 years of votes for women. RNZ has a new podcast series Beyond Kate (Kate Sheppard)

The link provides some useful context to the podcast above. This was an excellent episode.

No, a number of trends, events and individual actions played a hand in winning women the vote, including advances in technology and fashion. Because the story of women’s power in this country is also the story of pedal power. And of fashion choices. And even of a wife willing to take her husband to court. The “quiet heroines” at the heart of these lesser known moment in history are key to the social reform that came with women’s suffrage and are the focus of this week’s episode.

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