Women's Rights In Canadian History

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Approximately a century ago, all the women in Canada and around the world did not have decent jobs and were not considered respectable people. Although they had jobs, they were forced to obediently follow the orders of the men and did all the housework while their husbands were at work. After many years of suffering through this inequality, these five women decided something must be changed. This marked the start of a colossal event in Canadian history.

These five astounding Canadian women were Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Nellie McClung, Louis McKinney, and Henrietta Muir Edwards. Although they all had different jobs, they were all settled in Alberta with their families. Emily Murphy was born on March 14, 1868 and died on October 27, 1933 at the age of 65. She was a Canadian women's rights activist, jurist, and author. In 1916, she became the first female magistrate in Canada, and in the British Empire. Born on January 9, 1868 was a woman's farm leader, a political, and an activist but sadly died at the age of 79 on July 12, 1965. On October 20, 1873,
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They found this very unjust since men and women deserved the same life style. The women knew they had to speak up or females would never live with equality and dignity. After having the case brought before the supreme court, the famous five... Two years after the case was brought to court, the decision that the law would be changed was finally made by the Judicial Council of Britain's Privy Council 1929, Canada's highest court at the time.

It is impossible to imagine what the world would be like if that tremendous influence that changed women rights around the world was not made. If not for these citizens, women could not vote, have a proper job, and would be owned by their husbands. Life everywhere would be completely different if five people did not stand up for themselves and others around

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