By Paula Bartley
This name introduces the major figures occupied with the women's suffrage circulate and is going directly to think of the arguments complicated via those that supported and people who adverse votes for girls (in particluar, the reaction of fellows to the campaigns). The narrative additionally highlights the velocity and quantity of suffragist and suffragette task, and assesses their
contribution to the 1st global struggle and the level to which girls won the vote because of their efforts in the course of the conflict.
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Certainly, although most MPs now favoured women’s suffrage, government still had to be convinced that the cause was genuinely popular. As one MP put it, the government ‘could not consent to make a revolution for a handful of fanatics’. Instead, political pressure would play a decisive role in the case for and against women’s suffrage: hence suffrage actions began to speak louder than words. Votes for Women: The Debate | 31 Summary diagram: Votes for women – the debate Arguments for votes for women Rights of women Means to an end of greater social justice Arguments against votes for women Rights of man men Collapse of moral and social order Similarities and differences in the debates over votes for women Study Guide: AS Questions In the style of Edexcel Study the following source material and then answer the questions that follow.
From then on, it became impossible to exclude married women in the demand for the vote. In addition, the 1894 Local Government Act had the effect of destroying many of the old animosities between different 42 | Votes for Women 1860–1928 suffrage societies. With married women safely enfranchised in local government, it seemed nonsensical, and possibly even churlish, to insist that only single women be given the vote. By the end of the nineteenth century, all suffrage societies were committed to campaign for women to be given the vote on the same terms as men.
They argued that the vote would bring political, economic and social beneﬁts to women (see pages 17–18). • However, in order to produce a balanced argument you must consider the opposing view also put forward by Crawford. The vote was not just seen as a means to an end but as a democratic right (see pages 12–15) and a ‘symbolic proof of self-worth’. For example, women of property felt aggrieved that others whom they thought less worthy were enfranchised before them. 3 Suffragists and Suffragettes POINTS TO CONSIDER Two of the most well-known women’s suffragist groups are the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), known as the suffragists, and the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), known as the suffragettes, but there were other suffragist groups too.
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