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What inequalities existed for women in 1900?
Their main role was to be a wife and mother. Education at school taught them to cook, clean and look after a family. Women were paid less than men. Women could not be lawyers or work in banks. Wife battering a martial **** were still legal.
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Who were the Suffragists?
NUWSS-National Union of Women's suffrage societies. Set up-1987 Leader- Millicent Fawcet.
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Who were the Suffragettes?
WSPU-Women's Social and Political Union Set up-1903 Leader- Emmenline Pankhurst and daughters Slyvia and Christabel (only women can join WSPU). (Violence/Window smashing/Vandalism/Imprisonment/Hunger strike).
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What had changed for better by 1900?
By 1900 all children went to school. New jobs were appearing like typists and working on telephone switchboards. Universities accepted women. Women were allowed to file a divorce against their husbands for cruelty and desertion.
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1908
Asquith becomes Liberal PM. He is against votes for women.
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June 1909
Suffragettes start smashing windows.
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1908

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