This was a setback for women’s rights everywhere, since the only way they were able to obtain the right to vote was by admitting that they were different, and needed to be able to vote to protect themselves form the big strong men. There were many women who fought for female equality, and many who didn’t care, but eventually the feminists won the vote. Women today are still fighting for equality in the home, in the workplace, and in society as a whole, which seems like it may take centuries of more slow progress to achieve. Works Cited Foner, Eric & Garraty, John A. “Minor V. Happersett” http://www.historychannel.com/perl/print_book.pl?ID=35418>[March 11, 2001] Mara Mayor.
Without one another the full effects would not have been gained. The suffragists produced the foundation in which the suffragettes built upon using modernised and radical methods. Without the militancy the suffrage would have been simply ignored, also if there was no foundation the suffrage would not have begun in the first place. Whist there was a common enemy women and men united in Britain's hour of need. 1916 Glasgow Herald 'If victory was to be won men could not afford to hem women with the old restrictions.'
Women would have probably gained the vote eventually but it would have taken longer. This was the main reason for the attitude change towards women and their right to vote in 1918, but there were other long-term reasons that gradually brought about this change before 1914. There had been improvements to women's status and role in society, and they were beginning to not be looked on as something more than second-class citizens. There were improvements in the 19th century to women's career opportunities, education and matrimonial rights. Also, the work of the Suffragists and Suffragettes kept the issue in the public eye and raised awareness.
For if they had accomplished female change in America the roles of females would have been much more different in society today. For these women I see a future full of opportunity, had women been successful in their push to vote, their need for education, and proving their worth during the war effort. If any or all of these events happened that the women were so adamant about seeing change in, then their lives would have been drastically enhanced with changed. I feel that women’s struggle for equality in today’s society comes out of the inability to vote. Throughout Susan Ware’s novel Letter to the World, voting is seen as catapult for fairness and equality.
Contrary to popular belief, true feminism fights for true equality for women, as well as other people groups. The false view of feminism causes women to distort gender roles, dishonor themselves, and degrade men. To begin, the modernized feminist movement has altered the way gender roles are viewed in society. Women are pushing for complete control in nearly every aspect of life. Many feminists believe women could do just as well, if not better, than men have been doing in leadership positions.
The Effects of World War One on British Women “Without The First World War British Women Would Not Have Gained The Right To Vote In 1918” I disagree with the statement that, if it were not for the War, women would never have gained the right to vote. Between 1900 and 1914 the many Female movements applied a vast amount of pressure on the Government. Making British women’s suffrage inevitability rather than a possibility. The reason why they did achieve the vote in 1918 was not because of the Suffragette or Suffragist movements, neither was it solely because of the female involvement in the War. Rather that it is unjustifiable to not allow someone mentally capable a say in politics, when politics affects their way of life.
The Ways in Which the Methods of the Suffragists and the Suffragettes Were Different Women wanted suffrage and equality to men. In an attempt to gain votes for women, two protest groups called the Suffragists and the Suffragettes were formed to try and change the law so women could vote and work in higher paying, more important jobs. Both groups wanted suffrage but on slightly different terms. The Suffragists took less radical approach and did not use violence, however some women felt as though they were getting nowhere with this passive protesting and formed the Suffragettes, who were extremely militant. Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenny were the first to get arrested for their militant actions.
The war may have accelerated or slowed women’s enfranchisement: accelerated due to the war effort contributed from the Suffragettes, slowed because the conciliation bills were already being discussed and proposed before the start of the war. None of these reasons can be cited as a main reason due to arguments between historians over which was most obstructive in the fight for the women’s vote. In conclusion, as there were discussions over the womens’ enfranchisement before 1914 the war almost certainly delayed women getting the vote but the ceasefire of the Suffragettes contributed to a more positive image of women which had been eradicated by their earlier exploits.
The Effect of World War I on British Women's Rights In the following essay I intend to give my opinion as to whether I agree or disagree with the statement, “Without the First World War British women would not have gained the vote in 1918”. I shall explain my opinion using the provided sources and my own knowledge on this issue. I only agree with this interpretation to a certain extent. However, World War One being the only reason for women getting the vote in 1918 is still a highly debateable and a very controversial issue. World War one was merely one of a few contributory factors to women getting the vote.
This was effective because many powerful lawmakers lost supporters and felt pressure to pass suffrage laws. Campaigning for an amendment and holding the party in power responsible were ... ... middle of paper ... ...d more people about suffrage and gained more support for her cause. Alice Paul played an important role in the passage of the 19th Amendment and was successful because of her political strategies, radical tactics and how she spread awareness for suffrage. In addition to her involvement in suffrage, she also worked with international rights and drafted the Equal Rights Amendment. Without Alice Paul, the United States wouldn’t have given women the right to vote as quickly, or even not at all.