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Millicent Fawcett:
LEADER Younger sister of Dr. Garrett-Anderson ­ the 1st female doctor.
Wife of Henry Fawcett ­ a Liberal MP.
1) Politicians
AUDIENCE 2) Middle class ­ well paid/connected.
3) Tried to appeal to the working class.
4) Men could be members.
500,000 members by 1914.
SIZE 500 branches.
"Like a glacier, slow but unstoppable"
In the beginning...
1. In 1867, John Stuart Mill, said women should be given the vote.
a. 73 MPs backed his idea ­ 196 against.…read more

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Emmeline Pankhurst,
LEADER Daughters; Christabel and Sylvia.
1) Middle class ­ well paid/connected.
36,000 members by 1910.
"Deeds, not words"
Who were the Suffragettes?
1. Many women thought that things were going too slowly and that parliament was not going to give women
the vote.
1. 1903: They started the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU).
a. They were called the Suffragettes by the Daily Mail.
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Hunger Strikes & Cat and Mouse Act
1. Women wanted to be treated as political prisoners rather than criminals. The government refused so they
went on hunger strikes.
2. Authorities began to force feed them.
3. The food occasionally went to the lungs causing serious health problems.
4. The force feeding was an important factor in gaining support, as it was an awful ordeal which generated
public sympathy.
1913: Government passes the `Cat and Mouse' Act.…read more

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Methods used for winning the vote.
Meetings and Demonstrations
Both unions held these in places like the Royal Albert Hall, Trafalgar Square etc.
Numbers over 20,000 were not unusual. E.g.: NUWSS Hyde Park Demonstration in
1908 and 1913 `Women's Pilgrimage'.
These got public attention. Some were impressed with women's capability of
holding meetings or unaffected. Other women learned about the campaign,
increasing members.
NUWSS used newsletters, posters, leaflets, banners, and WSPU published a
magazine: `Votes for Women' with a circulation of 40,000.…read more

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It provided
evidence for many old beliefs: women were irrational and radical and therefore
dissuaded the government. Lloyd George was shocked and appalled at the violence
and he was the leading supporter of woman suffrage. Emily Davison's death caused
huge publicity and people first thought she committed suicide to become martyr to
the cause, but then the true explanation emerged.
Hunger Strikes
When suffragettes were sent to prison, some went on hunger strikes as rebellion.…read more


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