Possibly that was the original intent, but I have to look at what they did with the newly acquired power of the vote, over the generations since. Laws have been passed that turns marriage into a get-rich-quick scheme, where a waitress can marry a rich guy for a few years, screw around, no-fault divorce him, get half his shit, house, car, alimony (til she can con another guy into marrying her), plus child support for 18+ years. Equality? Don't think so. Now gals can give consent to have sex, and years later get 'buyer's remorse' and charge him with rape. Equality? Not sounding equal to me. Guy screws a little girl he is charged with rape, sent to prison for ten + years, and tagged as a pedophile for life. Gal screws a little boy, she is said to have seduced him, either gets a pussy-pass or a slap on the wrist, and rarely any lifetime pedophile tag. Equality? Nope. Yeah, women have made good use of their vote, but it rarely has anything to do with equality...unless 'equality' is feminazispeak for superiority.