Security Challenges
Volume 14, No.2 (2018)

Trust the Women as I Have Done- An American's Reflections on Australia and WPS

The Fulbright Commission sent me on the adventure of a lifetime earlier this year, allowing me to spend almost six months based at ANU in Canberra, as well as providing the opportunity to travel and meet other scholars in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, and Perth. Touring Parliament House with my family one day, I happened upon the impressively tall banner of anthropomorphised Australia gently admonishing the UK to grant women suffrage as the colony had already done; “Trust the Women, Mother, As I Have Done”. I think I cleaned the gift shop out of keychains of this banner that I later passed out to all my friends upon return to the United States.

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