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.
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…