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The Suffragettes It was important for women to get the vote because then they could change the laws that were discriminating against them When women had received the vote they would vote for the MP that will represent their views in Parliament Wanted same pay as men WAYS OF ACHEIVING CHANGE Petitions Strikes Direct Action eg - blockades Demonstrate eg - march hunger strikes Referendum Boycott ALLTHESE METHODS NEED SUPPORT AND A LEADER Peaceful -Advantages 1Unlikely to lose supporters 2Passive resistance can gain respect and dignity for your cause by not reacting even when provoked Gandhi -Disadvantages 1Slower method of change Violent -Advantages 1Gets publicity and therefore puts you in the public eye -Disadvantages 1Can put off potential supporters 2Can be dangerous or cause inconvenience can be illegal 3Governments will not give in to violence ARGUEMENTSFOR AND AGAINST WOMEN -Anti-suffrage view 1Considered women did not know enough about politics to have the vote 2Women place was in the home as a mother 3Some suggested that women would be a distraction to men if allowed into University or male dominated professions 4Some considered voting unfeminine 5 Avery common argument was that the women biological make-up meant that she wasnt always rational Hormones periods pregnancy and menopause all caused mental disorder How could women be trusted with running the country 6Women were the weaker sex and only men could go to war The bastards The anti-suffragettes pointed to suffragette violence to support their argument The fact that suffragettes smashing windows and chaining themselves to railings could be used as evidence of their mental disorder -Pro Suffrage view 1 Many women contributed just as much as men eg - same job less pay 2 Women knowledge on certain issues eg - children marriage should be acknowledged 3 Women could be tax payers and home owners but still not have
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