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Describe The Ways In Which The Actions Of The Suffragists and Suffragettes Were Different

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The NUWSS were worried that the suffragette s violent outbreaks would jeopardize the campaign with their militant approach; despite this the Suffragettes just increased their number of outbreaks, on June 29th 108 WSPU demonstrators and 14 window smashers were arrested in Parliament Square. The WSPU members argued for the members in prison to have the status of political prisoners , when the women were refused the status, many went on hunger strikes. This worried the government because if all of the women starved it would give them bad publicity, so the women who went on hunger strike were forcefully fed in a brutal manner. The WSPU were forced to stop their violent protesting when the new Conciliation Bill was drafted. In 1910 committee was set up to draw a bill that would get women the vote: the WSPU were forced to stop their violent protesting when the new Conciliation Bill was drafted. .It passed its first two reading but parliament was suspended until November which caused the future of the bill to look unclear. Many outraged suffragettes demonstrated outside the House of Commons. This evolved in to a riot and 150 people, including onlookers claimed they were assaulted by the police. ...read more.

Conclusion

The WSPU started with very similar and peaceful tactics of the NUWSS, but after encountering resistance they decided to become more radical and militant. They started breaking laws and committing acts of criminal damage, although hey continued canvassing and their newspaper, their main energy was put into getting media attention. Overall the main difference in the tactics between the Suffragists and Suffragettes, was the way they retaliated to the resistance they encountered during the campaign. The suffragists were not easily forced into physical retaliation, where as the \Suffragettes used physical retaliation as one of their main methods of getting media attention and overall the right to vote. By Zak Arden Describe The Ways In Which The Actions Of The Suffragists and Suffragettes Were Different o gain the right to vote, for all women, ont he on thesae grounds of men - bsameambitionandoth groups took very differnet differentaroots and used very differnet tatics to do s�(r)!�?�U�a�a�a�b��������,2�"'(� �)� @�S �(2�"'(� �)� @�S �( ��0(r)!@$J&�&�/�/�3F45�?�C�C�a�a�a�b�b�(r)�(r)�(r)�(r)�(r)�"�(r)�(r)�j�D4 � "��" & "��" $�� "PS" & "PS" $�� "�"" $��* "�""" $��, "�"" $��."& "�"" $�� ��9����-��9 "� " tt�bd�bfL��9,Times New Roman Browallia New��/ Z " " "���� xhh***��EPSON Stylus CX3200p�v�� � od hhRL����***�� xhhDLLName32=E_DU16BE.DLL � d � 2�EPSON Stylus CX3200 ***�%winspoolEPSON Stylus CX3200USB001F�� �"\�"�'"�V "�"�` "�``""A."@���"\�"�"�V "�x"�` "�``"."Final.wps"�p"�pp (" gists Sufragistsand Sufragettes, was the w�� �����Z� ��� �O�2�Quill96 Story Group Class�����9�qyyy ...read more.

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