Suffrage: the right to vote in political elections.
Its bad enough that these people don’t even know what suffrage is. Their history teachers must be THRILLED. The fact that they would sign a petition without even knowing what it’s about is even more terrifying. As one of the commenters on the YouTube page said, this is EXACTLY how unscrupulous politicians get people to say and do things that they wouldn’t normally do. I think there are a couple of lessons to learn in this:
1. Our education system is FAILING our kids. The fact that they didn’t know what women’s suffrage is scares me to no end. As an integral part of American history, these kids should have known what women’s suffrage is. As another commenter on the YouTube page said, the fact that these students don’t know what women’s suffrage is sets us back in women’s rights 100 years and makes what our grandparents and great grandparents did completely useless.
2. It proves that people are completely out of touch with reality. We study history in school because if we don’t learn from our mistakes we are bound to repeat it. The fact that the people who made this video felt the need to do something like this just proves to me that there is a problem, not only in our schools, but in society in general.
Either way, I’m still moving to Canada.