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Emily Murphy (born as Emily Gowan Ferguson in Toronto, Ontario, died in Edmonton, Alberta) was a famous Activist from Canada, who lived between March 14, 1868 and October 17, 1933.


Emily Murphy was a Canadian women's rights activist, lawyer and author. In 1916 she became the first female police officer in Alberta, and throughout the British Empire. She is best known for her contribution to Canadian feminism, specifically on the question whether women were regarded as "persons" under Canadian law. As a judge gave her attorneys often asked this question, after all, since there was no female senator.

Together with Irene Parlby, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung and Louise McKinney, she was is one of the Famous Five (also called the Valiant Five). The 1927 Five drove forward a petition to be the term "person" in the Constitution Act of 1867 and explained it thus allows women, members of the Canadian Senate. This section had previously ensured that women were excluded from political office. The petition was successful and enabled women in politics in Canada to become active.

She wrote under the pen name Janey Canuck a series of articles about white supremacy and anti-immigration. She took on drugs, particularly against opium and marijuana, arguing that they were spread by Chinese migrants as the white race in Canada to weaken.

Although its contribution to feminism was recognized, the question is whether its anti-immigration ideas do not prevail. These were very extreme, even for its time. She is often labeled as racist. Others say its racism a product of her time and that this does not outweigh its contribution to the fight for Canadian women.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 2 quotes who is written / told by Emily.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Charles F. Kettering, Mahatma Gandhi, Anne Baxter, Albert Schweitzer, Robert Frost, Robert F. Kennedy, Ngo Dinh Diem, Margaret Lee Runbeck, George Matthew Adams, Adlai Stevenson, John Barrymore, Arthur C. Clarke, Willie Mays, George S. Patton, Thornton Wilder, Casey Stengel, Vince Lombardi, Helen Keller, Pablo Picasso, Aldous Huxley

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Famous quotes by Emily Murphy (2)

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"It is claimed, but with what truth we cannot say, that there is a well-defined propaganda among the aliens of colour to bring about the degeneration of the white race"
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"This is courtship all the world over - the man all tongue; the woman all ears"