I have had to have this whole thing explained to me, because it keeps coming up and I was confused.

Basically: female buggs historically ate their mates. To get them to stop, male buggs offered the females the right to vote, but only if they’d stop eating the males. Bit of a rough choice for them, because apparently male buggs are delicious.


Mrs Bugg, mouth agape in an agony of indecision over whether she’d rather vote or eat Mr Bugg, approaches a polling station, while Mr Bugg holds up a hand to stop her.

The text reads: “Junebugg 18, 1873: Susan Bugg Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the presidential elections … this leads to women voting, if they don’t eat their mates.”