Compare & Contrast Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw

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1903: In Britain, women suffragettes take to the streets in protest marches. They also publish feminist newspapers in an effort to obtain the right to vote.

Today: As of 1928, all British citizens over the age of twenty-one may vote and hold public office. Although inequalities still exist, women hold equal legal rights with men.

1903: Socialism is a new political ideology fastgaining support from intellectuals throughout Europe. Shaw's Fabian Society promotes it as the solution to Britain's social inequalities. In its infancy, socialism promotes a communistic economic model.

Today: Socialists have strong organizations in Britain and Europe and still strive for worker rights and social equality. The economic model has shifted to contain elements of capitalism.

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