• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

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

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

What can you learn from Source A about the reasons given by the Suffragettes for demanding votes for women? There are many things to learn about the reasons the Suffragettes gave for demanding votes for women, and why they felt that they should have the right to vote. They used many means to get what they wanted, including posters such as Source A. Source A, a Suffragette poster produced in 1912, is making the point that a woman can be very successful in a wide range of areas and 'yet not have the vote', and that a man can be a failure in many ways, and yet not 'lose the vote'. The women in the poster have jobs such as Mayor, doctor and nurse, which are all prestigious and respectable jobs. Below them are men who are drunkards, convicted criminals, and lunatics. ...read more.

Middle

However, it was not easy for women to get into positions of power. Lady Sandhurst stood in the London County Council elections and was elected for Brixton. Her opponent objected to this on the grounds that she was a woman, but was overruled by the Returning Officer who oversaw the election. The case went to court and the judge decided that she could not take up her position, and, despite there being no law against the election of women, her appeal failed. The poster also shows certain types of men, all unfavourably. The convict pictured would have brought to mind a man without morals, who is capable of deceiving and lying and is out for himself. This would not have made the law look very fair or right, if it allowed convicts yet not women to vote. ...read more.

Conclusion

The poster is designed by the Suffragettes, to highlight their point of view and encourage others to hold the same. The method is peaceful, as it is not illegal and does not, physically, harm anyone. However, it could be viewed as rude or offensive, if not openly violent; as it may have been seen as making men appear disrespectable or inferior. This is because it shows what were seen as the 'worst kind' of men, and the men are at the bottom of the poster; as if to imply that they are of a lower class or standing. Overall we can learn many things from source A about the reasons the Suffragettes gave for demanding votes for women. The main message they were trying to get across was that the law was unjustified in giving all men the vote no matter what their situation, and yet not allowing a woman of any kind the vote. Hannah Brinkley ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Britain 1905-1951 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Britain 1905-1951 essays

  1. Votes for women - source related questions.

    This is a numerical source and gives us many details about the different types of employment, which the women were in; it shows us the numbers of women in each industry between July 1914 and July 1918. The industries this source mentions are, metal industries, chemical industries, government offices and food, drink and tobacco.

  2. The Suffragettes wanted the right for women to vote.

    World War One was to prove a turning point for women. At the start in August 1914, those in political power had been left angered by the activities of the Suffragettes and women had no political power whatsoever. By the end of the war, in November 1918, women had proved

  1. Votes For Women - Source related study.

    It was produced by the government to get women to enrol as munition workers to help the war effort. The poster uses two photographs, one of a male soldier fighting on a battlefield and one of a woman over the top wearing a factory uniform.

  2. What can you learn from source A about the reasons given by the ...

    women would of been able to vote or not but on the other hand because this source was written by a suffragette it is also a very bias opinion and some of the things probably were true but there were many other things that the suffragettes were doing that were not mentioned in this poster.

  1. What can be learnt from Source A about the reasons given by the Suffragettes ...

    of mother, are attainable by men and all the "ailments" on the bottom line could easily be attributed to women.

  2. What can you learn from source A about the reasons given by the Suffragettes ...

    This gives women views about themseveles and how they should ache vice better. The source shows reasons why women demanded the vote they show how women play their role in society but still don't get anything from this.

  1. 'Study Source A. What can you learn from Source A about the reasons given ...

    As for a doctor, she would also have similar personal qualities, such as being caring towards the patient, being witted, sophisticated, well educated and could also add 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.

  2. What can you learn from source A about the reasons given by the Suffragettes ...

    Source B is against the vote for women and talks about women's place being at home with the children while source C shows the difference between a suffragette and a suffragist, the artist is clearly for the vote for women, but is also for suffragists and their peaceful methods of

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work