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There is a wonderful ROFLOL reason as to why the Netherlands are not currently commemorating this. An entire organisation had already planned a centennial celebration, which would start this month and last for 2 years.

However, the female Speaker, Morocco-born Khadija Arib torpedoed the entire operation by succinctly and steadfastly pointing out that women suffrage was only accepted in 1919 - and that this should be the main focus of any celebration of suffrage, and most certainly not be the ending of one. Fumes and smoke, hot air and exploding heads could not budge her, and all the plans, including the Dutch king as guest of honour, were iced.

More power to her.

by Bjinse on Fri Dec 1st, 2017 at 09:38:51 PM EST
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