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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 National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) campaigned for Women's rights using peaceful methods. Its leader was Lydia Becker until she died in 1980. The leadership then fell to Millicent Garrett Fawcett. The NUWSS was given the nickname 'Suffragists' by the Daily mail. The Suffragists used, peaceful methods to try and achieve their goal of the vote for Women. These methods included: Petitions - massively signed petitions presented to the parliament. The petition in 1874 was the biggest of them all Leaflets/Posters - leaflets and posters were the most popular campaign methods for the Suffragists. They were made and distributed among everyone and often showed how badly women were treated and then later on how bad the Suffragettes methods were. Peaceful Protests - Lots of protests and marches were held all over England. Lots of these often included Suffragette as well as Suffragists but normally remained peaceful. A march in 1908 which went through central London and ended at the Royal Albert Hall consisted of over thirteen thousand women. ...read more.

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The person only stops asking when the MP has given a suitable enough response. Disrupting Meetings - loud and rude behaviour during importing meetings causing it to stop until the person is removed. Chaining to rails - only done in particular places such as outside 10 Downing Street, where they can get the most attention. Stone Throwing - adopted by Edith New which included using weapons such as stone throwing. Hunger Strikes - Women would go on hunger strikes, mainly while in prison to get lots of attention and to get what they want. All of these were tactics that would get the person fined and/or thrown in prison. This would get that person a lot of attention and get the Suffragettes struggle for women's rights into the public eye. Further campaigning would let it stay in the public eye. As time progressed the tactics employed by Suffragettes became more violent. Stones were thrown at government windows and public, private property and paintings was also damaged. The government didn't listen to the Suffragettes which frustrated them even more causing them to employ even more violent tactics. ...read more.

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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 Prankhurst. Anything they told the other to do, they had to do. Emmeline's other daughter; Sylvia was kicked out of the Suffragettes as she 'helped' the workers in London to much. The Prankhursts had turned on their own family. The Suffragists were continuously increasing in support and growing. The group never deviated from their purpose, they never strayed, and they were always intent on getting the Vote for Women. On the other hand the Suffragettes started losing support and became fragile. There were always arguments within the group about how far they had been and how far they were planning to go. As time went on, the tyrant leadership grew in dislike. Any questioning about the activities in the group would get you get kicked out, as did Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence and Elizabeth Robins. These are the differences in which the two major organisations are run and lead and the difference in which the activities they undertake differ from one another. ?? ?? ?? ?? Saqib Mughal 10.V ...read more.

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