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Emily, Murphy, Nellie McClung, and Agnes Macphail Stand for Women's Equality

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Men and women should always be considered equal, and one gender should never feel inferior to another. During the early twentieth century, there were three women who conveyed this message all throughout Canada. Emily Murphy played a significant role to promote the equality between men and women. Similarly, Nellie McClung also took responsibility for encouraging gender equality. Furthermore, Agnes Macphail also acted as a role model and had an important task of demolishing this gender wall. Women were able to reach an aspect of greater equality during the twentieth century, with the help of Emily Murhpy, Nellie McClung and Agnes Macphail.

Emily Murphy played a vital role in helping women reach a level of true equality during the twentieth
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Emily Murphy along with four other women, more commonly referred to as The Famous Five, presented their case in front of the Supreme Court of Canada, to get women declared as persons too. Unfortunately, they lost the case, but they still did not lose hope. They then presented their case in front of His Majesty’s Privy Council in London. Finally, on October 18th 1929, the verdict was announced and was in the favour of the Famous Five.2 This case was a huge victory for women living all around Canada, since it helped them be viewed in a different perspective. Women were now finally recognized as individuals. Winning the Person's Case is a huge step towards reaching a level of true equality and evidently this case could not have been won without the support, hard work and dedication provided by Emily Murphy.

In addition, Emily Murphy displayed the importance of her role as a fighter for women’s rights when she met the Attorney General of Alberta, the Hon. Charles W. Cross, to outline her plan for a Women’s Court. Emily Murphy came up with this idea, when two women called her for advice, after they were forced to leave the courtroom by the Crown Prosecutor, who raised an objection stating that the cases were unfit to be heard in mixed company. To Emily Murphy’s surprise, this battle was easily won. Not only did the Hon. Charles W. Cross agree to the idea of a Women’s Court, but he also asked Emily Murphy to be sworn in as Police
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