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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 Two groups were formed as the fight for women's suffrage went on these two groups were the suffragists (NUWSS) in 1897 and the suffragettes (WAPU) in 1903 but both had completely different ways of gaining support for the suffrage campaign. Their intention was to gain equality for women however their tactics differed as the suffragists wanted to do law abiding actions where as the suffragettes wanted to take more militant action. The suffragists tried to attain these aims by using various methods such as the suffragists went on door to door campaigns and spoke at trade union gatherings handing out free literature. ...read more.

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On the 9th Feb. 1907 the suffragists held a mud march where 3000 women marched through hyde park to strand street where live music was played and politions spoke in favour of the votes for women campaign The Suffragists were a much bigger group. They were a union of different suffrage societies across the UK. The Suffragists had a very large number of members and generally the group were very open about what they did. Any major events they were going to do or take part in would be known by the media and public. As this was the main group of suffrage societies they were very tolerant of different methods. ...read more.

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Nearly all of the tactics carried out by the Suffragettes, especially the later ones were illegal. This meant that all of their planning and meetings had to be done secretly, unlike the openness of the Suffragists. This meant that groups across the UK would not know what other groups would be doing. The actions of the Suffragettes were very similar to terrorists. There was a dictatorship between Emmeline and Chrystabel Pankhurst. Anything they told the other to do, they had to do. Although both organisations wanted the same thing they had two very different methods of gaining it they both differ in leadership, membership, methods and attitudes. This shows because the WFL was formed it shows that both groups were so different that another group was formed that was a mix between the two and dint quite now where to place themeselfes. ...read more.

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