Beginnings of the Women's Suffrage Campaign

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The Suffrage Campaign 1860 – 1903:

 Arguments for Women’s Suffrage:

        Working women earned money and paid taxes

        Would help girls and women stray to immoral doings e.g. prostitution.

        Wanted domestics etc to have bigger part in politics etc

        Whenever women vote reform comes more rapidly

        Not allowed in positions of authority

        No social group have interests safeguarded until directly represented by suffrage.

 Arguments against:

        Queen Vic saw men and women in traditional places in society.

        Believed would lose femininity

        Physical differences prevented participation

        People feared social revolution

        Undermined male authority

        Families damaged due to loss of domesticity

        Classed as an act


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