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Assess the importance of an individual had on the struggle for women’s rights

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Assess the importance of an individual had on the struggle for women's rights I am going to write about Emmiline Pankhurst (1858-1928) and her importance in the struggle for women's rights. Emmiline Pankhurst was the leader of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU). Emmiline and the leader of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), Millicent Fawcett, dominated this phase of the women's rights movement. ...read more.


Emmiline and the WPPU started to use violence. This gave the movement the publicity they wanted to get their message across. "The argument of the broken plane is the most valuable argument in modern politics," Emmiline declared in 1912. What lay behind that declaration was years of increasing militancy and violence. ...read more.


She had an extremely important role in getting the vote. I think that if she had not been alive women still would have won the right to vote. I think that I would have just taken longer. Women's winning the right to vote was inevitable because women were campaigning all around the world. If the women in the rest of the world won the vote then that would have put tremendous pressure on the government to give them the vote in this country too. ...read more.

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