Individual Womens role in the WSPU


Individual Womens Role in the WSPU 

Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst 

  • Christabel started militancy from 1905, heckling an MP in 1905
  • Emmeline founded and ran the organisation, was its chairman from the beginning 
  • Emmeline also supported militancy, 1914 was arrested for trying to get a petition to KIng George V 
  • However they were quite elitist which alienated a lot of working class women, split from ILP in 1906 
  • Also did not run the organisation democratically, in 1907 Teresa Billingtom Gregg left after they refused to be more democratic 

Sylvia Pankhurst 

  • She was opposed to militancy


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