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The changing roleand status of women in Britain since 1900.

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Amandeep Badesha Assignment 1: The changing role and status of women in Britain since 1900 Source D an extract from a British newspaper, 'The Daily Sketch' in 1910 and source E a postcard produced in 1910 by the Suffragettes to prove a point about women being allowed to vote. So which is the more reliable source? Well for someone to be able to judge that certain factors need to be questioned. In source D there are a few errors of fact, for example 'Suffragists marched on the House of Commons.' This is an error because Suffragettes were known to be more aggressive rather than the Suffragists in their actions so this is a factual error. Also 'Mrs Pankhurst' was the leader of the Suffragettes not the Suffragists whose leader was Millicent Fawcett. ...read more.

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So in source D the fact that women wanted the vote is left out probably on purpose to show a negative image of the protesting women. In source D the writer uses certain words and phrases such as 'disgust of men,' 'desperate women,' 'shameful recklessness,' and 'forgetting their female dignity' these show clearly that the writer is against the women having the right to vote and wants other people to think and believe the same. So the journalist disapproves of the actions the women are taking he is biased. Presumably the readers agreed with the views made by the Daily Sketch newspaper. Whereas source E shows a persuasive, civilised and sensible argument that shows the advantage of women having the vote so this sources producer agrees with the situation of women wanting the right to vote. ...read more.

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drunk men but never see a drunk women so the women are more reliable than men which could be a clever tactic to use of the Parliament because employment was big in the time of 1908 so this may have worked on the Parliament and they have given it a second though about what the women want. I think that source E is more accurate and reliable because there are no factual errors, no obvious facts have been left out and the argument is not extremely biased it is fairly balanced. Although source D foes gave errors you still cannot judge it from that but it also has left out the reasoning which is important in this case and the writers opinion is very biased so overall source E has less errors when compared to source D. ...read more.

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