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
Kiera
 
(remember, I’m 8 years old – this might not be good to you)

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Sarah

I am well on my way to becoming a barrister, and hope that one day my little munchkin will follow in my footsteps! I'm also a wife to a Grenadier Guard dealing with army life, and I write letters to Olivia as well as writing for the amazing blog we run over at www.mummykind.com

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

  1. 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

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  2. 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

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