Why it took so long for women to get the vote 1880-1929

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Attitudes of many men + some influential women

  • Women were in separate spheres
  • Male world - was and politics
  • Women weak and emotional
  • Wealthy women had social power anyway
  • Working class women actually physically weaker due to hard lives
  • Queen Victoria against the idea
  • Florence Nightingale spoke against votes…


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