As far as women's rights go, both Meri and Mary truly led the way for feminist activism, championing equality and female liberation.
Today's activists represent a multicultural dynamic, broadcasting their ideas and beliefs across gender and race barriers, ultimately hoping to create a more united and accepting world by which everyone's rights are not only welcomed, but mandatory.
Cite this article
Originally published in MQ: Museum Quarterly, The Quaterly Magazine of Auckland War Memorial Museum, Issue 111, Winter: June-August 2007, pp.14-15, What Women Want written by Chanel Clarke and Rose Young.
Clarke, Chanel. "Meri's parliamentary chest and Mary Ann's chair", Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Published: 14 11 2018.