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Christian Lunn 11H Coursework 2 1 of 5 Describe the ways in which the methods of the suffragettes and suffragists were different. The methods these two different societies were very different but they both were reaching the same goal "Votes for women". During the 1870's women felt that the deserved a say in how the government was run, they thought that because they are working in business where men work e.g. shops, offices, hospitals and schoo0ls and paying taxes the same as men then they deserved to have a say. So, working and standard class women set up societies around the U.K. to argue their feelings. However these groups had different morals and methods in how to promote or advertise their feelings. On one hand there was the Suffragettes (Women's social and Political Union) who used more radical and violent ways to protest e.g. attacking policemen, suffragettes believed Women's rights but they also promoted Women domination in the U.K. they believed that the world would be better if women rules and that peaceful methods don't work and that the only way is to fight. On the other hand there were the Suffragists (national union of Women's Suffrage Societies) who used peaceful and non violent methods like protests, marches, negotiation with high ranking government officials. ...read more.


For a moment Churchill grappled with her as she shouted "Take that, you brute! You brute" I will show you what English women can do" Charged with assaulting Churchill with a whip, she said, "Has it hurt him much?" Christian Lunn 3 of 5 So as you can see this group was not going to give up until they got what they wanted "A women dominated UK" no matter what the price. On the other hand the NUWSS believed in peaceful negotiation and marches, protests and petitions. The NUWSS was a law abiding group who sought after the trust and support of high ranking political figures and the government itself to promote women's rights within the U.K. this group was also not going to give up till they got what they wanted. "The vote for equal rights to men" but they were patient and were willing to wait and saw that it would be a long process before women would be completely equal to men. Both groups developed from what they were due to new leaders or new ideas. However these new ideas also made the two groups even more different to each other and instead of making a united U.K. women were becoming divided in their beliefs. ...read more.


A few leaders escaped abroad to flee from the police and organized WSPU campaigns abroad. So NUWSS used the best method of tackling the problem. Because it had no consequences and achieved best results. Christian Lunn 5 of 5 In conclusion to this essay, I feel that both groups were different because of the two different leaders of the two groups and their strong opinions. On one hand there was Fawcett who led the suffragists, who believed in peaceful protests and negotiation because she wanted to prove that women were sophisticated and were worthy of the vote. Fawcett believed that the suffragette's radical methods were spoiling the chances of getting the vote; she thought that the use of violent and radical methods was showing the men that we can't be trusted and that the country would be a shambles if the women had the vote. On the other hand Emmiline Pankhurst believed that her radical methods were gaining publicity and forcing the government to take notice and give them the vote. Emmiline also felt that Fawcett's methods weren't making an impact and that if women wanted the vote they had to show they were strong and not giving up. So, both methods of the two women suffrage groups were completely different however I believe that both groups contributed to women gaining the vote. Christian Lunn 11H Year 11 History coursework 2 St John Fishers Catholic High School ...read more.

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