Holes in Swiss Suffrage
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Women in Switzerland have only had the right to vote and hold office since the early 70s, and even then their were many against the proposal. Many of the German-speaking more traditional peoples of Switzerland opposed the movement. A popular German phrase kinder, kirche und küche(BBC.co.uk), refers to women being constrained to taking care of the children, their church role, and kitchen duties. Even a women's group campaigned against the progress claiming that a woman's place is in the home.
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