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    From High Society to Holloway; How Lady Constance Lytton used her familial status to contribute to The Suffragette Movement and penal reform in Britain. (1908-1914) In Britain, throughout the Nineteenth century women had little impact on the politics of the nation. However, at the turn of the twentieth century, the demand for equal rights for women became more prevalent and many women across Britain began to campaign for the right to vote. These peaceful campaigns became known as the ‘Women’s Suffrage

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    co-workers, which is a worldwide problem. Women had to earn their rights to vote and they often went on strike to get the attention of the public to make a change. The Suffragettes are a women’s rights organization established in 1903, the Women’s Social and Politic Union (WSPU) was formed by Emmeline Pankhurst. As the British Suffragette leader, she was criticized worldwide due to her commitment to women’s rights. The WSPU was formed to stand up for women’s rights and their main focus was for women

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    Suffragettes is the term used to refer to the group women who belonged to the Women’s Social and Political Union (W.S.P.U.) organization between the late 19th century and the early 20th century in the United Kingdom. The objective of this organization, lead by Emmeline Pankhurst, was to achieve the right to vote for women through peaceful meeting in an initial stage, although, eventually, they switched to violent actions. The origins of the organization is product of the separation of regular

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    Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington from Kanturk, County Cork, was an Irish feminist who participated in the Suffragette movement in the late 19th and 20th century. Along with her husband Francis, Hanna founded the Irish Women’s Franchise League in 1908, which was committed primarily to obtaining women’s voting rights. She was well versed in international as well as Irish national affairs, and was extremely influential in literary, political, pacifist and feminist circles. As a life-long political activist

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    they didn’t get taught vital information or how to vote as they weren‘t taught politics, this meaning they were ignorant in terms of not knowing about voting systems or how to vote. Suffragettes were a women’s movement organisation that came around in the late 19th and early 20th Century, commonly

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    The Suffragette: The History of the Women’s Militant Suffrage Movement (1911) was written in terms of the situation of suffragettes at the time, a moment in which the suffragettes and their actions were an issue for British politics. It can be seen as a chronology about the progression that the suffragette movement had from the early days of the organization until 1910. Another characteristic of this book is that it is written by a woman closely related to the organization, who could provide a different

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    ‘respectable’ women over the age of 30. This essay will discuss four of the key reasons why women gained the right to vote in 1918 including the Suffragists, women who worked during the First World War, changes in society and the Suffragettes. I will argue that the Suffragettes are the main reason why women got the vote. One key reason why women got the vote was because of the National

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    their rights, and defy what was expected of them. The roles of women in the nineteenth century led to this, and the first example of women going against their roles was the Match Girls’ Strike, and later on the formation of the suffragists and the suffragettes. Women in the nineteenth century, for the most part, had to or were expected to follow the roles presented to them by society. They were to become housewives, without following further education or a career. Women could be sold or auctioned as

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    The suffragettes petitioned for equal rights for women in the workforce, due to the inequity of pay and the lack of female employees. In the 19th century, women counted for only 20 percent of the people in the workforces, but were slightly higher in urban areas, raising to 30 or 40 percent. Most of these women worked in factories or on farms, while the others stayed at home, cleaning and looking after the children. The suffragettes lobbied for women to have higher standard

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    Throughout her life, Nellie McClung strove to improve life, not just for women but for all Canadians. She was an active suffragette, writer, and politician. McClung was born in Chatsworth, Ontario, on October 20, 1873. When she was seven years old, she moved to Manitoba, which was where she contributed to the suffragette movement later in her life. When she was 23, she married and moved to Winnipeg, where she continued to fight for change for women. Nellie McClung became the founding member of the

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    for women. Before the march, however, one of the parade organizers, Alice Paul, urged black suffragettes including Ida B. Wells to not march with Caucasian women. She feared white suffragists may have not wanted to participate in the parade if they had to march with African American women. People within and outside of the suffrage movement including the government often discriminated against black suffragettes on the account of race, which could have made obtaining voting rights for them more difficult

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    Speak a Long Year with No Friends Laurie Halse Anderson wrote the novel Speak in 1999. The novel Speak was about a girl, named Melinda, who went to a party over the summer and she ended up calling the cops for a reason no one knew about. Once she went to school, she had no friends there, because everyone was mad that she had called the cops. In the novel, Speak, Melinda went a long time without telling her secret, and as a result was very depressed. Once she finally spoke up, her life started

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    having been changed drastically throughout the period. Changing attitudes was the most important factor as it created the preconditions for change. This was then further built upon by other factors such as women's war work, the Suffragists and the Suffragettes, which all played an important

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    Delphos Dress Analysis

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    achieve a large overhanging mono-bosom with a tiny small waist. This image is linked to the political drivers of change; The influence is the suffragette movement because during this time period women set up the suffragette campaign as they wanted to have equal rights and be able to vote. This could suggest that the two women may have been going to a Suffragette meeting

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    psychiatric ward. The doctor reports back to President Wilson and shares that he found no signs of delusion in Alice. This means she can return to the prison with the rest of the women. Upon her return, Alice’s defiant nature encourages the other suffragettes to join in on the hunger strike. The warden of the prison begins to force-feed the women in order to make sure they do not become martyrs. As this sequence of events plays out, a woman officer at the prison provides Alice a pen and paper in order

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    women to vote in the federal election and stand for the federal election. The suffragettes fought for equality, the right to make decisions and argued against the view that women were intellectually inferior to men. However, not everyone agreed with the changes the suffragettes wanted to bring. They argued that women were equal but different, already had indirect power and could not fulfil the duties of a citizen. Suffragettes

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    The view that the reason for main women achieving the vote in 1918 was due to the hard work of women during World War One is highly valid. This view is supported by many historians such as Phillips and Bartley. On the other hand, there are other factors that also contributed to women achieving the vote; changing attitudes of society, politics and the campaigns of the suffragists. Changing societal views is supported by Pugh and Bruley, whereas, Joanou and Purvis show that politics hold conflicting

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    Examination of Suffragette Violence, Bearman, C. J. (2005), will piece together the aims and objectives, along with looking at the its influences on other arguments within the subject area. Also the type of sources used throughout the article to help explain Bearman’s argument, and how it compares with other studies. The abstract for this article provides an outline for the main arguments, which are: an analysis and assessment of the impact of the violence caused by the suffragette movement, with

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    In March 1916, conscription was introduced in Britain, which resulted in an even greater shortage of labour. Suffragist and suffragette leaders began to volunteer their members to fill in the gaps. At first, employers were reluctant to allow women to take on male jobs. They believed women weren’t skilled enough to take on these jobs. However, as the male population decreased, they

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    Civil disobedience is a moral dilemma that has been a struggle for the entirety of American history, as well as for all of history around the globe. There is a hazy line that exists that can make it hard to discern whether or not it is acceptable to break the rules in order to make a statement against a law or situation that is unjust. Throughout American history, however, there have been multiple instances in which people have broken laws with the best of intentions, and brought about positive change

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