International Women’s Day 2018: Why didn’t girls vote in the first place?

A bit about me

I am Kiera, I’m 8 years old, and I’m a girl. I  have a mum, a stepmum, and a naughty little sister. Girls are everywhere in the world, and we are beautiful, nice, we are smart at grammar and good at lots of other things.

What I know about the Suffragettes

Before suffragettes, women couldn’t vote for the prime minister, so a group of girls made a club to try to change things. A girl called Emily Davison walked onto a race course, and was killed by the kings horse when she tried to pin a suffragette banner on him. Because she died people began to take her seriously. Can you imagine having to die to be taken seriously?!

After that, women were allowed to vote but only if they were 30 and owned a house. That means that my mum and stepmum wouldn’t be able to vote if they wanted to! Now, they can vote, because everybody can vote when they’re 18

This is Emily Davison, she died before I was born

What I want to say to little girls everywhere

I think that you should:

  • be good
  • help each other
  • go to school and learn
  • treat each other nicely
  • be brave like Emily Davison
  • never give up, keep on working

What I want to be when I’m older

I want to be a doctor because I want to help people and girls can be anything they want

This will be me when I’m older

Important things for girls to do in their lives

  • have a job
  • have a house 
  • go to university
  • don’t break the law
  • stick up for yourself and go boxing like I do
  • treat yourself
  • get kids
  • go somewhere new
  • don’t be a bully
  • be independent 
  • work hard
  • do what you want to do!!!
This is me in Barcelona – I hope you go there! It’s hot there so put on your hat
I hope you like this blog post!
Love from
(remember, I’m 8 years old – this might not be good to you)

0 thoughts on “International Women’s Day 2018: Why didn’t girls vote in the first place?

  1. Mrs Tubbs

    That's a brilliant take on it all. Maybe you could ask Kiera the same questions in a few years time to see how her answers have changed 🙂

  2. Someonecallsmemummy

    Great idea to see if her perspective will change! Thanks for stopping by

  3. Sarah Stockley

    Excellent post Kiera! PS my daughter is called Keira and she is 11. #FabFridayPost

  4. EmmaT

    N would have no idea about this kind of thing at the moment. Given the kind of comments on IWD he was hearing from his dad, I have a lot of work to do to make sure he understands it and is respectful of women! #thelistlinky

  5. Sarah Barber

    Oh no! That's such a shame but at least he has an amazing female role model to look up to! Thank you for commenting 🙂

  6. Sarah Barber

    Thank you! My Kiera hopes that your Keira likes her advice for girls everywhere too! haha

  7. Liberty

    Unbelievably cute! I love how confident her writing and unequivocal her self belief is. It's a shame we have to grow up in some ways.#MMLinky

  8. Alys Daniels-Creasey

    This is such an excellent insight, wonderful post! Such a brave and confident young girl, I wish her all the best for her future 🙂 I think we can all learn something from listening to the younger generation Alyshttps://alysjournals.com

  9. Sarah Barber

    I know! I want to keep her writing as she grows up – it’s one way we get to keep our childhood confidence and imagination alive! Thank you for commenting

  10. Sarah Barber

    Thank you Alys! You’re right, we should all take note of what our children say, after all they are the future!

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