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What can you learn from source A about the reasons given by the suffragettes for demanding votes for women?

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In this essay I am going to be discussing what the term suffragette means and what one of these is and also I will be assessing what I have learned from source A about the reasons given by the suffragettes for demanding votes for women. The term "women's suffrage" means the right for a woman to vote in a general election. A suffragette was a member of the women's social and political union, they were a militant organisation that sometimes used violence whilst trying to achieve women's suffrage. The other political party involved in trying to get women's suffrage were called the suffragists and this party believed in a lot more sensible methods of getting the franchise to vote. This clash of tactics between parties caused inn depth rivalry and probably prevented women from getting the vote for a long time. ...read more.

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Whereas there could be a gentle loving woman who is a mother to a child and has to spend every day of her life working hard to raise her children and make sure the man of the house is catered to and she would not be allowed the vote. Another way in which this source shows the inequality between men and women is that it shows a drunkard man who probably wastes all of his weeks wage on getting drunk and not caring for his family at all but still getting the vote and then a woman nurse who does everything she can in life to help others and to care for others yet she still would not be allowed the vote. The quote "what a woman may be, and yet not have the vote" and the quote "what a man may have been& yet not lose the vote" also show that the suffragettes are unhappy with the way the system works. ...read more.

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For example heckling, throwing stones and being rebellious at other party's meetings. The source also shows women contributing to their society and men not doing so whereas I am sure that the whole of Great Britain's work force was not alone women but men of higher standard contributing more than some women could. In conclusion I believe that source A does give a lot of reasons why women should be allowed to vote and some men who have done certain things or committed certain crimes should not be. On the other hand though I think that this source is a very bias one and based on my own knowledge about the suffragettes they were not the most trustworthy of people and they should be thankful that the suffragists were around to help the cause. ...read more.

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