The feminist pub quiz

(100 Posts)
kim147 Mon 07-Oct-13 19:36:02

Taken from the Feminist pub.

Feel free to add your own questions - multiple choice or whatever.

So for starters:

What year did women get the vote?

And for a bonus: What criteria did these women need to have to be eligible?

SconeRhymesWithGone Mon 07-Oct-13 23:34:30

Which US states are named for British women?

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Mon 07-Oct-13 23:35:13

Virginia for QE1?

ErrolTheDragon Mon 07-Oct-13 23:36:31

Carolina (north and south!)

DanglingChillis Mon 07-Oct-13 23:37:09

Errol, very jealous you met her, I think I'd have been speechless (PhD in biochemistry here, but studied in Oxford so quite a few pictures of her about the place). Interestingly she probably was the first woman to receive maternity pay in the UK.

Rosalind Franklin is mainly known because of the hatchet job Jim Watson did on her in his book, but yes, Brenda Maddox's biography of her was everywhere a few years ago but I had to seek out one about Dorothy Hodgkins.

SconeRhymesWithGone Mon 07-Oct-13 23:38:39

Yes, and West Virginia. (Maryland was named for Henrietta Maria, Charles I's wife, but she was really French.)

SconeRhymesWithGone Mon 07-Oct-13 23:40:16

Carolina is for Charles I.

ErrolTheDragon Mon 07-Oct-13 23:40:55

I just checked and seems I'm wrong about the Carolinas - I'd assumed they were named after a Queen of that ilk but wiki says CharlesII named them in honour of his father. confused

ErrolTheDragon Mon 07-Oct-13 23:50:33

Chiilis - yes, she's one of my heroines smile.

caroldecker Mon 07-Oct-13 23:59:44

What was the last European country to give women the vote and when?

ErrolTheDragon Tue 08-Oct-13 00:06:21

My guess was Switzerland - google tells me 1990 before all its cantons accepted womens suffrage which was later than I'd imagined shock

SconeRhymesWithGone Tue 08-Oct-13 00:23:43

Wow, I did not know that about Switzerland. There are some real shockers (each way) on this list.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_women's_suffrage

FloraFox Tue 08-Oct-13 01:13:16

scone marital rape has been a crime in Scotland since 1989

SconeRhymesWithGone Tue 08-Oct-13 13:25:56

Thanks, Flora.

grimbletart Tue 08-Oct-13 15:29:16

When could women first be elected to county and borough councils?

grimbletart Tue 08-Oct-13 15:31:41

When could (UK) women first apply for credit in their own names?

ErrolTheDragon Tue 08-Oct-13 15:42:48

1960s; equal access 1974.

I had no idea when I was growing up (born 1961) that these inequalities were still in existence.

grimbletart Tue 08-Oct-13 16:28:16

Errol - if that was to my questions, the answers are

1907
1981

PenguinsDontEatPancakes Tue 08-Oct-13 16:43:25

Grimble - 1981 to apply for credit in their own names? Fucking hell.

ErrolTheDragon Tue 08-Oct-13 17:34:27

Where do you get 1981 from? The source I found said that credit was equalised in 74.

Perhaps depends what you mean by 'applied for credit'. I had a credit card - a Barclaycard - IIRC from when I opened my first bank account aged 18 in 1979.

Or are we getting mixed up with the election question? confused

grimbletart Tue 08-Oct-13 19:13:27

Hi Errol: I remembered it from the Equal Opps Commission. In fact looking it up though I was a year out blush. It was actually as early as 1980 grin.

Can't find it at the mo on the equal pops site but this site has it
www.mmu.ac.uk/humanresources/equalities/doc/gender-equality-timeline.pdf

PenguinsDontEatPancakes Tue 08-Oct-13 19:19:24

That timeline is scary. I remember learning in my law degree that rape within marriage had only recently been criminalised (studying at the end of the 90s) and being shocked to my core. The idea that, through most of my life, if I had married I was deemed to have consented to my husband having sex whenever and whatever my views, was really shocking to me.

ErrolTheDragon Tue 08-Oct-13 19:29:40

Ah - my mistake, I'd got a US document, they were a few years ahead of us (but not that many).

It really is surprising... presumably credit cards were different to credit agreements as such. It certainly never dawned on me when I got my first car loan in about 1985 that so few years earlier this might have been a problem, and I'd have been totally outraged if I'd had to get my dad or fiancé to sign the agreement.

whatdoesittake48 Wed 09-Oct-13 10:21:50

Proud to be a NZer where the vote was given to all women in 1893! Not sure about credit though.

coldwinter Wed 09-Oct-13 10:24:55

Penguins - I remember the newspaper debates about making rape in marriage illegal. A lot of people thought it was a ridiculous notion. So the cases getting trotted out to support the new law were women who had actually left their Husbands, but not divorced yet, and their Husband raped them.

coldwinter Wed 09-Oct-13 10:26:19

And I remember in the 1990's a friend wanting a loan for a business. Every bank she went to, except Barclays, insisted her loan application was counter signed by her Husband. So may have been legal to get credit, getting it was another issue.

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