Women Against The Vote By Julia Bush Essay

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On the other hand, Julia Bush makes a different argument. In her book Women Against the Vote, she reveals not all women supported the idea of women getting the right to vote in the Great Britain. Some women were against voting rights because they believed motherhood and family were the most important in keeping society together. Anti-suffragist believed their interest as mothers needed protection and gaining the right to participate in the parliamentary process would distract them from motherhood. Organized anti-suffragism movement often chose to cast itself in the role of democratic forces, and wanted to keep the gender order intact to keep the structure of society together.
The women’s suffrage movement started out of the changing relationship between men and women during the nineteenth century. During the Industrial Revolution, women were starting to enter the workforce and the exploitation of them was becoming more apparent. Women’s only options were unskilled jobs with unfair wages. Slowly, working class women emerged as a self-conscious social class pushing for social change and progressive ideas. “ After organizing themselves into trade unions, working class women became member of militant pressure-group endeavoring to compel government to act to remedy some of the social problems of industrialization.” These changes in the labor force created a larger impetus for women’s emancipation and social change. Before the suffrage reforms in the late nineteenth century,…

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