Suffragists, Suffragettes, and their methods.

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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.…

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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

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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…

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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…

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as some say that the violence lost the cause lots of supporters. 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…


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