The Sacrifices Of Suffragettes Worth Earning The British Women 's Right

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Were the sacrifices of Suffragettes worth earning the British women’s right to vote in the 19th century?

The director of ‘Suffragettes’, Sarah Gavron signifies that great sacrifices made by ‘Suffragettes’ gained them the women’s right to vote in England in the nineteenth century. “I know the sacrifices that you’ve made to be here, many of you I know are estranged from the lives that you once had, but tonight I feel your spirits.” These are some of the powerful words said by Emmeline Pankhurst in the film, regarding the great sacrifices that women have made to gain the women’s right to vote. For decades, women had peacefully campaigned for equality and to gain the right to vote, but their arguments were ignored. These women were not primarily from respectable, educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protests achieve nothing. In response, Emmeline Pankhurst called for a national campaign of civil obedience called the ‘Suffragette movement’, which led to a decades-long battle for British women to get the vote. Radicalised and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality- their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. In 1928, women and men were finally granted equal voting rights in England. In the film, Gavron signifies the great sacrifices made by three honourable women who risked their lives for the greater good of all women and future generations of England. It also…

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