The Surprisingly Ongoing Global Women's Suffrage Movement
September 23, 2019|
Three women vote at a polling station in New York City, New York, USA. Source: (Photo by National Photo Company/Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
The women's suffrage movement is among many things Americans tend to claim for our own, but it was (and still is) happening worldwide. Women's suffrage around the world can look very different from how it does in America---including, in some cases, a much longer timeline. Which country first granted women the right to vote? (Spoiler: It wasn't the U.S.) And where are women still not allowed to vote? Let's take look at women's suffrage from a global perspective, and from the perspective of all the suffragettes who paved the way to equal voting rights.