RE: female suffrage

From: Lee Corbin (
Date: Tue Aug 21 2001 - 00:46:11 MDT

Zero Powers writes

> I think the really interesting question (though I'm admittedly too lazy to
> look into it) would be to see how those populations break down by gender.
> My guess would be that the earlier a state enfranchised its women, the
> smaller was the ratio of women to men. It's one thing to enfranchise a
> previously alienated voting block which constitutes a small minority of the
> voting population. It's quite another to do it if that block will become
> the voting majority.

I think that you're probably right. That would certainly go
towards explaining why Wyoming was the first U.S. state.


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