Woman's Suffrage

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  • Woman's Suffrage
    • suffragettes
      • Believed that peaceful protests were not effective
      • They took a violent approach to win the vote.
      • Originally stemmed from the suffragists
      • WSPU
        • Woman's society and political union
      • Led by Emmiline Pankhurst and her daughters
      • Formed in 1903
      • Only involved woman
      • Their motto was "Deeds not words"
    • Arguements
      • AGAINST
        • Woman were deemed to indecisive
        • A lot of woman weren't interested
        • Was against their social expectations
          • Was considered a mans responsiblity
        • Woman would not understand or their choices would be irrational
      • FOR
        • Men of a lesser status were about to vote e. alcoholics
        • They were more likely to vote
        • They were effected by decisions made in politics
        • Woman paid taxes
    • Suffragists
      • Led by Millicent Fawcett
      • NUWSS
        • National union of woman's suffrage society
      • Believed in peaceful protest - for example marches
      • Formed in 1897
      • Democratic organisation
      • Involved both men and woman
    • THE WAR
      • Both organisations stopped protesting to support the war effort
      • They worked in factories and other laborious jobs in the absence of men
      • By supporting the war effort Woman's suffrage was given a good image
        • Viewed to be helping society
    • DEEDS NOT WORDS
      • Emily Davison made herself a martyr by throwing herself in front of the Kings horse (1913)
      • Cat and mouse act
        • This  meant suffragettes in prison who went on hunger strike would be released when the got to weak and when they regained strength they would finish their sentence
        • Arrested Suffragettes who went to prison would continue protest through hunger strike
          • Originally the government ordered prisons to force feed the protesters
            • This approach was deemed barbaric and put pressure on the government to stop
              • Many people started to feel sympathetic towards the Suffragettes
      • Violent acts to enforce their point
        • Many political figures began to fear them
        • Slashing paintings at the National art gallery
        • Threw stones at the windows of Downing street
        • Threw flour on MP's
  • Suffragists
    • Led by Millicent Fawcett
    • NUWSS
      • National union of woman's suffrage society
    • Believed in peaceful protest - for example marches
    • Formed in 1897
    • Democratic organisation
    • Involved both men and woman
  • FOR
    • Men of a lesser status were about to vote e. alcoholics
    • They were more likely to vote
    • They were effected by decisions made in politics
    • Woman paid taxes

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