Why Not Women

Why Not Women

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  • Mommy, who is Emily Murphy?
  • Well honey, that's an interesting story.
  • In 1919 Emily Murphy was a women judge, and it was hard for her because at that time women weren't considered people.
  • Go to the senate
  • I sentence you...
  • You aren't a persons and have no rights!
  • Emily Murphy's name went to the supreme court of Canada to be a senate, but it wasn't considered because she wasn't a persons.
  • Why should we consider her, she's not a qualified person.
  • Yeah. She's a girl.
  • Emily Murphy banded together with 4 other women and went to the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • We have to go to the Supreme Court to plead our case.
  • Emily Murphy and the 4 other women went to Britain to plead their case to the Privy Council in Britain.
  • The Privy Council in Britain overruled the Supreme Court of Canada and declaired women as persons.
  • Woo hoo!
  • Women are persons.
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