universal suffrage

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Noun1.universal suffrage - suffrage for all adults who are not disqualified by the laws of the country
right to vote, suffrage, vote - a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment; "American women got the vote in 1920"
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How is promoting the end of female genital mutilation different from promoting civil rights, democracy, universal suffrage, universal education, reason, science, modern medicine, and the other values and benefits of the European Enlightenment that are essential (at least in theory) to Western civilization?
They came to this country where there are freedoms guaranteed to all - freedom from war, women's suffrage, universal education for all.
Indeed, it is no coincidence that democracies tend to be technologically advanced, just as it is no accident that the end of slavery, universal suffrage, universal education, and women's liberation all arose in highly technological societies.