Did violent methods of the suffrage help?

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  • Did violent methods of the suffragettes help?
    • Yes
      • Made female suffrage front page news
        • bought it to attention of the public and Government
      • Once the issue had been raised, it recieved a lot of publicity
      • Asquith was against female suffrage
        • The violent methods did not make it worse
        • Asquith's views, and his governement's harsh treatment of the suffrage
    • No
      • Violence turned moderate men and MPs, against the idea for voted for women
        • Thats why bills were always defeated
      • Violence supported the view that women weren't responsible enought to have the vote
      • In 1913 and 1914 the NUWSS was growing in popularity at the expenses of the WSPU
        • Some women were turning away from violence
  • The violence played into the hands of the Government
    • No
      • Violence turned moderate men and MPs, against the idea for voted for women
        • Thats why bills were always defeated
      • Violence supported the view that women weren't responsible enought to have the vote
      • In 1913 and 1914 the NUWSS was growing in popularity at the expenses of the WSPU
        • Some women were turning away from violence
    • They could argue that is was wrong to give into violence
  • Too emotional and hysterical

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