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Study Source A. What can you learn from Source A about the reasons given by the Suffragettes for demanding votes for women?

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History Coursework: Women's Right to vote - Question 1 'Study Source A. What can you learn from Source A about the reasons given by the Suffragettes for demanding votes for women? The WSPU (Women's Social and Political Union) had tried a lot since 1903, demanding the vote using violent methods. These ways disrupted the society, as this is what they wanted, so they could get enough attention to get the vote. This group was set up Emmeline Pankhurst, with the aim to intensify the campaign for women's votes. ...read more.

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They declare that a woman can be a sophisticated Mayor in charge of the country, a mother responsible for bringing up the next generation, a factory hand serving the country, or even a nurse healing the wounded soldiers in a war, helping to win a battle. A teacher and a doctor should especially be getting the vote as a teacher is moral, understanding, caring and intellectual, as well as educating the generation to come. As for a doctor, she would also have similar personal qualities, such as being caring towards the patient, cultured, well educated and could also ass to the war effort by helping to cure the soldiers back into health, perhaps even being the cause for a great victory of the country. ...read more.

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The poster protests against the sexist system of the government and aspired for it to be more righteous. Women were right to use propaganda and argue their points against the sexist society, and the way women were portrayed in society by men. The year the poster was produced in, 1912, is very important as after their final aggressive acts in Piccadilly, Oxford St. and Regent St. and their attempt to blow up a Cinema was not successful, they decided to get through to people in a more subtle way, change their tactics and get through to the public through common sense. ...read more.

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