Women's Suffrage In Great Britain

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"If it is right for men to fight for their freedom, and God knows what the human race would be like today if men had not, since time began, fought for their freedom, then it is right for women to fight for their freedom and the freedom of the children they bear." The words of Emmeline Pankhurst, the patron of the Women 's Social and Political Union (WSPU). She defied the universal belief that women were frail creatures that had no business in the decisions that move a country forward. She believed that freedom in political and social concerns were natural, god-given rights for all, not just men. Before the 19th century, women all around the globe struggled to get their voice heard. They were supposedly to simple, dainty, and quiet beings that …show more content…
In Great Britain, the fight for women’s suffrage commenced in 1866. Before the movement, England was a male dominated, in a seemingly oppressed state. During the "revolution" the nation was unstable due to being scattered. After the transition, the country was reborn and had a new sense of direction. It brought about Feminism which is still very active in today 's societies.

Pre-suffrage England was very oppressive for the lower class and especially women. First, women 's rights were not nearly as equal to a man 's. They were restricted from involving themselves in political and social problems. Women were confined to the house, doing household-duties and baring children. One of women’s biggest problems with the situation was the men’s arguments against them. The opposition claimed that woman did not need to be able to vote because their men would take the responsibility for the political affairs. Due to the industrial revolution, women were in full-time employment, which meant they had a chance to unionize. A union is an organization of workers that work together to sustain and attain rights for themselves and others that cannot do it themselves. It is also called a labor union. Women believed
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The pure diversity of the entire movement made it impossible to stop. "Suffrage is a common right of citizenship. Women have the right of suffrage. Logically it cannot be escaped." Victoria Woodhull states her absolute faith that women can and will achieve the equality that they so rightfully deserve. These brave women never cease to inspire others to unite and make a difference. An example of a women that made history due to the suffragists and the sister suffragettes is Margaret Thatcher. Miss Margaret Thatcher was the first female prime minister of the United Kingdom. So far she is the only female to take on this role, she was also the longest serving British prime minister of the 20th century. She is only one of the millions that were able to be empowered because of the women 's suffrage movement in the United Kingdom. This movement altered the world and the history to follow. It is challenging to conceptualize what the world would be like today if the women had not persevered and demanded their equal

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