The Importance Of The Suffragettes
‘’Now is the time for effort and self sacrifice by every one of us to help our country. Let us show ourselves worthy of citizenship whether our claim to it be recognized or not.’’ Source 15 – Millicent Fawcett The Changing Role Of Women. Many men went to war and this gave women a chance to take over jobs that were done by men. ‘’ Women of every station ... have proved themselves able to undertake work that was before the war was regarded as solely the province of men ... Where is the men now who would deny to women the civil rights which she has earned by her hard work ?’’ The Changing Role of Women Source 27 page 68; Minister of Munitions in 1916. Apart from this, the Government recruited the Suffragettes to organize war-work in factories making bullets and bombs. The Suffragettes volunteered to nurse the wounded as well. ‘’All in favour! Emmeline Pankhurst felt that Germany had to be beaten at all costs. She also thought that doing war work gave women a chance to show they were as good as men. So she stopped fighting the government and helped it.