You know. Because we were totally alive during said war. u_u
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Another stark truth is that, often, women's right to vote is spurred by crises and political stratagem, not fairness. This shifts the focus away from the work done by women’s movements, which often underpin the thought that revolutions are responsible for bringing suffrage to the forefront, but rarely manage to produce results on their own. (Again, it’s difficult to vote yourself in when you don’t have that right.) Notably, many central European countries gave limited suffrage to women after WWI, and complete suffrage after WWII—a narrative that gets swallowed up in the many political changes of the era.
Women’s right to vote has been panhandled by gainful politics for centuries[, going so far as to be packaged] as "vitally essential to the successful prosecution of this great war", and not a measure of simple equality.
Women’s suffrage also tends to ride on the coattails of revolution and serious calamity. [...] Sometimes, it is even an afterthought: in Switzerland, women only gained fully equitable local voting rights in 1990. In Saudia Arabia, international pressure made the government promise women a vote by 2009, and then again by 2011… it is currently slated for 2015, in a release schedule that even Marvel would even find confusing.