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If women were NOT declared "persons", what would life be like?

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FC: Without the famous five, women would not be able to do anything they are doing now. | What would life be like if women were NOT declared "persons" ? By Nirav B. Grade 6 Elbow Park School

1: This digital scrapbook will tell you what life would be like if women were NOT declared "persons". Would women be able to vote? Would they even be able to work? Find out in this presentation as I tell you about the "Persons Case".

2: If there was no Famous Five, women would never be able to vote! Over 50% of the worlds population is women so that means there would only be half the amount of votes as there would be now if women were declared persons. Also, no women would be aloud in the British government. That would mean that there would be no women in the senate to make any laws to protect women and their property.

3: Women held "pink teas" to get together and discuss womens suffrage (the right for women to vote) because women were not "allowed" to discuss politics, as it wasn't their place in society. The picture on the right shows the headquarters for the womens suffrage.

4: Pink Teas certainly helped women win the vote in Canada, as Canadian women received the right to vote in 1918. The information on the right shows when women received the right to vote in provincial elections.

5: Womens right to vote in provincial elections. 1916: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta 1917: British Columbia, and Ontario 1918: Nova Scotia(As well as Canada in federal elections) 1919: New Brunswick, and Yukon Territories 1922: Prince Edward Island 1925: New Found Land 1940: Quebec 1951: Northwest Territories (Nunavut was part of Northwest Territories at the time)

6: In some cases throughout history, women were forced into labor if they did not want to get married.In other cases women did get married, but still hat to do all the work like the picture on the top left. Though some women did they job very well, they were still treated poorly as if they were not married. There jobs were tough, but they were just as tough.

7: Less and less women would have had children over time, so these injustices would have surely changed the Canadian and Worldwide Population. Families would stop working, and the worlds resources would decrease over time as well. The women who continued to work received minimum wage, while men would receive maximum wage. As they grow older, they would lose all their money, and most of their possessions.

8: In the past when women got married, all possessions would go to the men. Men would take advantage of this, and divorce with their wives, several years after marriage. They would take all possessions with them, wives and husbands.

9: This unfortunately made all womens possessions become the mens possessions.Luckily the "Dower Act" was made , and women received the rights to keep their possessions. Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, and Louis Mckkiney made sure this happened, as they were the main reason this act was made.

10: To summarize, without the work of the Famous Five, the lives of women,children, and men would be vastly different.

11: This is what life would be like for women and men today. A miracle they came here., and to Canada these were 5 amazing women.

12: “Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get things done and let them howl.” -Nellie Mcclung

13: "It's encouraging to know we all will be together for a few more years, ... We have time to improve and grow as a team . -Emily Murphy SOURCES: The Kids Book of Great Canadians http://www.edukits.ca/famous/profiles.html www.abheritge.ca/famous/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Famous_Five_(Canada)

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