By Paula Bartley
This identify introduces the foremost figures keen on the women's suffrage move and is going directly to contemplate the arguments complex by means of those that supported and people who antagonistic votes for ladies (in particluar, the reaction of fellows to the campaigns). The narrative additionally highlights the velocity and volume of suffragist and suffragette task, and assesses their
contribution to the 1st global warfare and the level to which girls won the vote due to their efforts through the conflict.
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For example, Elizabeth Robins suggests that the vote would lead to ‘true understanding and a happier relationship between the sexes’ and an end to the ‘separate spheres’. Certainly, both the suffragists and the suffragettes believed that the vote would improve marriage laws, improve sexual morality and give women greater opportunities (see pages 19–21). • Elizabeth Crawford conﬁrms the ideas put forward by Robins. In her view, suffrage campaigners believed that ‘the interests of women would never be protected until they were in charge of their own destiny’.
B) Remember to incorporate the sources into your own knowledge. You need to show a developed analysis of the evidence, linked to and extended from your own knowledge. You should use the sources as a starting point for your analysis and then explore the issues raised by the sources – deepening and extending the range of points from your own knowledge. • For example, Elizabeth Robins suggests that the vote would lead to ‘true understanding and a happier relationship between the sexes’ and an end to the ‘separate spheres’.
At the time a parliamentary franchise bill, put forward as a private member’s bill by the Conservative MP Albert Rollit, was being discussed in Parliament. Lydia Becker, who called the meeting in support of Rollit, championed this bill, which would enfranchise single, but not married women. Both Pankhursts heckled the speakers: they interrupted proceedings by Women’s Franchise League founded: 1889 Key ﬁgures The WFrL was the ﬁrst women’s suffrage society to include married women in their demands for the franchise.
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