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Describe the Ways In Which the Methods of the Suffragists and Suffragettes Were Different

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Describe the ways in which the Methods of the Suffragists and Suffragettes were Different The Suffragists and Suffragettes started off using fairly similar methods to try and get their point of view across but they gradually began to differ more and more. The main difference between their methods was that the Suffragettes used violence whereas the Suffragists used more peaceful methods. The Suffragettes began their campaign of violence in 1905 when they realised that peaceful methods were not really having an impact on their cause. ...read more.

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The first woman to go on hunger strike was Marion Wallace Dunlop. She did this of her own free will but it soon caught on and suffragettes in prison would go on hunger strikes so that they'd be released. However, this did not work as the government brought in the cat and mouse act which let the suffragettes be let out of prison until they had recovered slightly, when they were re-arrested. However, there are very few recorded incidences of suffragists going on hunger strike. ...read more.

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The suffragists would never have dreamed of doing anything so radical to promote their cause. Another way in which their methods were different was that the suffragists held public meetings and sent out fliers to further their campaign. For example, they organised a peaceful demonstration in central London in 1908 where over 13,000 women paraded through town. The suffragettes did this too, but they concentrated more on their violent campaigns. The methods of the suffragists and suffragettes were essentially different because the suffragettes used violence whereas the suffragists preferred not to. 405 words. ...read more.

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