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

Why did a campaign for women’s suffrage develop in the years after 1870?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Why did a Campaign for Women’s Suffrage Develop in the Years After 1870?

   Throughout history the female of our species has been regarded as the weaker of two sexes. The rightful place of a woman was in the home, staying alienated from the important work of men and keeping their thoughts silent. This was the caste and role of the female and it stayed reasonably stable until the arrival of changes within the establishment that opened more opportunities for women and laid down some ground for future equality.

   The first of these changes occurred within the education sector; in 1850 Frances Mary Buss founded the North London Collegiate School, she aimed to provide an all-round education for girls. This event in the advancing education for females

...read more.

Middle

   As the number of ‘educated’ women began to build up, pressure started to form on woman’s rights in the home. At this time the man was nationally regarded as the dominant leader in a household, women were left to follow in the wake of the male obediently. Even though many females around the country were making a respectable living on their own, the man still had last say in matters of the home. Up until 1870 this was normality, but in this year changes of household protocol from the government meant that after

...read more.

Conclusion

   Small, local campaign groups also put pressure on the system as they fought to win the right to vote. With the arrival of the NUWSS and the WSPU more voices could be heard and the opinions of many women were expressed directly to parliament.

   To many women these ‘changes’ in the system were thought of as breakthroughs in the fight for female suffrage. The fight may turn out to be a long and tireless one but to a very large proportion of the female public, it was a necessary one. With other countries around the world opening their governments to a full range of voters like New Zealand in 1893, this just made the objective a more respectable and rightful one.

Ollie Arci

...read more.

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Height and Weight of Pupils and other Mayfield High School investigations 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 Height and Weight of Pupils and other Mayfield High School investigations essays

  1. the representation of women in Greek tragedies

    to blame Medea's actions as simply a manifestation of the injustices against woman. While Medea and the chorus express empowering and assertive views on the plight of woman this does not suggest that Euripides' supports Medea's transgression from her socially appointed position as a mother and wife.

  2. the representation of women in the Greek tragedies

    Far from espousing any feminist cause "the spectacle of tragedy emotionally empowered democratic cultural values and legitimized the political and social order. Tragedy refined and expressed not dissident views but the dominant ideology of the Athenian polis" Thus, while Medea contradicts and challenges the socially ordained behavior of her sex, Euripides' is nevertheless promulgating and reinforcing the status quo.

  1. Was Plato’s View of the Nature and Capabilites of Women any More Positive than ...

    Therefore, when he looks to find roles for men and women in the polis, he appeals to the relevant features of the soul: "For the slave has no deliberative faculty at all; the woman has, but it is without authority, and the child has, but it is immature."

  2. "Medicine was a Battleground for the war between the sexes in the Greco-Roman World". ...

    be sufficiently alert to communicate), an assistant (who must be experienced in the matter in order to make an accurate interpretation) or the male doctor himself. If a female patient presented more symptoms or illnesses than a male doctor wanted to, or could, treat, he might use his status as a man (in possession of superior knowledge to the woman)

  1. I believe that women are less threatening and more polite in conversation with members ...

    This can be attributed to the context of the topic, and it could also be said that even though this lady is trying rather abruptly to gain dominance, she does us the polite form of excuse me. This is in comparison to the male who ultimately tries to add to

  2. Will the female soldier always have to 'fight' to be accepted in combat roles ...

    In 1980 the possibility of army female soldiers being armed, specifically for their own self-defence, came to light in a MOD White paper; this was successful. In 1991, female soldiers were successfully deployed in the 1st Gulf War, some in trenches alongside marines (although true, this has been denied by the British Government).

  1. Why are women paid less than men?

    the product which increases the value of the output of each worker * An increase in demand for the product as labour is a derived demand- labour is only demanded as it produces a good/service which is demanded * The price of capital increasing which leads to a substitution of

  2. Men are now doing more work around a round the house

    There are men who are househusbands, staying at home, usually to look after small children, while their wife, if they have one, works, usually to look after small children, works, usually in a highly paid job. Here the traditional role expectations for men and women are reversed.

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