Women's Suffrage In Great Britain
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 …show more content…
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