Wednesday, March 23, 2011

On March 23

On this day in ...
... 1910, according to Spanish WikiPedia (my very loose translation), feminists in the Canary Islands announced they were running for public office. Although they knew there was no hope that they would be elected, they did so as an act in denunciation of the exclusion of women from the political sphere in the islands, an archipelago (in red on map) off the coast of Africa and held to this day by Spain.

(Prior March 23 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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