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Account for the emergence of first wave feminism in Australasia in the 1880s and 1890s.
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Account for the emergence of "first wave feminism" in Australasia in the 1880s and 1890s.
The role of females in society has changed drastically over the centuries. With women stereotypically seen as inferior to men, only being fit for certain jobs1 , whilst the status of "breadwinner" for the family was left to the males. 2The Global movement of feminism changed this view. First wave feminism hit the shores of Colonial Australia during protests across the world for equal rights between the sexes and voting rights for women.
First wave feminism in Australia and New Zealand was at the forefront of the feminist movement across the globe with New Zealand being the first colony to allow their women citizens the right to vote. "New Zealand, oh my country, I thrill with pride the day, to think where Nations pause and shrink, Again thou lead'st way" - David Will. M. Burn 1893 The North Otago times. This extract from a poem which was published in the North Otago Times in 1893 shows the pride in which the Nation held as the first colony to let women vote. 3 First Wave Feminism emerged in Australia in an attempt
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