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

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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

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   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

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   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

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