Forget my birthday

Today I get older but I really don’t want to concern you with that. It’s not important. I just found out that today is the anniversary of something of much more note – and I can’t believe that I only just heard of this recently.

Today, December 14th 2018, is exactly 100 years since the first general election in the UK where women were allowed to vote.

I honestly had no idea that this coincided with my birthday, and it completely overshadows an event I really don’t care much about any more anyway. Today is definitely a day to celebrate. Our nation took a massive step forward after the Armistice was agreed with Germany. The Great War ended, a General Election was called and 8.5 million women were given the vote.

100 years on and things are definitely better for women than they were back then, though there’s still room to go. So if you insist on giving me a present, there are two options:

  1. Do something nice for a woman in your life – mum, wife, partner, daughter, co-worker, I don’t care.
  2. Donate some cash to the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation. Info can be found on their website.

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