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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 were different from the suffragettes because the suffragists used moderate and peaceful methods to get through their argument but the suffragettes thought that the suffragists idea was working too slowly so they wanted to be completely opposite to them so they used militant methods. The suffragettes believed in 'Deeds Not Words' and especially when they knew that the Liberal Government was not going to introduce reforms, so they turned to militant methods. The suffragettes restricted membership of WSPU to women and to men, which meant men were not allowed to join. ...read more.

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left the WSPU, which led to a split of the WSPU, and they began to work on their own for votes for women. They both believed that more violence would not achieve nothing and soon Sylvia Pankhurst started to drift away and started to help the poor of in the East End of London. As it got worse Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst was left in charge. The difference between the two groups tactics Is that the suffragists ran meetings in almost all constituencies in the run up to the General Election, they held their own first ever procession, they lead a deputation to see the prime minister, their leader also held a public debate with her opponents and also raises a petition of 280,000 signatures and ...read more.

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The suffragettes were furious because they wanted a proper Suffrage Bill dealing only with women. The attitude of the government was that there were other issues that were much more pressing and urgent than a separate Bill on votes for women. The campaign became more violent. Suffragettes smashed windows, set fire to letterboxes and damaged cricket pitches and golf courses. Bombs were placed in warehouses, and telephone wires were cut. Art galleries closed after suffragettes slashed valuable paintings. To conclude, the groups are very different and both use different methods to conclude but the suffragists use peaceful and moderate methods and thoughts in their protests but the suffragettes used more violence, were more direct and used militant methods. ...read more.

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