The Reasons Behind the Development of Women's Suffrage Campaign
Ans.1: From 1837 to 1901 Britain, reached its highest power, and was ruled over by a female monarch. Queen Victory ruled over a society in which women were denied the same political rights as men, in employment they experienced exploitation, whilst the doors to professional careers remained closed to them. Society expected women to be wives and mothers and assumed that women were economically and socially dependant on men. The vote was seen as a device which could be utilized to force the government to take women's issues seriously. Thus began the suffrage movement in the years after 1870.
Education was seen by feminists as the key …show more content…
As with education, women held low social status and were considered the property of their husbands who owned the home and wealth of their wives. The Married Women's Property Acts of 1870 and 1882 gave a stepping stone to future reform. Wives, who were deserted or beaten by their husband, were granted maintenance and divorced women were