The peaceful campaigning of the suffragists’ was a key factor in women receiving the vote. The suffragists’ started the whole route of women gaining the vote; they were the ever moving force behind the movement. However historian Martin Pugh suggests that “Suffragists would probably have done better to have made common cause with all unenfranchised men and women from the start and thereby they might have extended their appeal” because all men had not yet received the vote it was argued that women should not receive the franchise when it was not fully given to all men. However there were other contributing factors leading up to 1918 and women gaining the vote. They include the work of the suffragettes’ who caused chaos and grabbed the spotlight away from the suffragists’ after a group of women decided it was time to make a militant stand.
“Some Women Gained The Vote In 1918 As A Result Of Suffragette Actions.” How Accurate Is This View? In 1918, the Representation of the People Act was passed; allowing all men over the age of 21 to vote, as well as men aged 19 to 20 who had fought in the war, but this act, most importantly, enfranchised women over the age of 30. However, there were various conditions that had to be met. Women had to have a university degree or some higher level of education and they had to be a householder or married to a householder. Many believe that women gained the right to vote in 1918 as a result of Suffragette actions and this is accurate to a reasonable extent, but there are many other factors as to why women were enfranchised, such as the Suffragist
However Jannette elwood argues that although course work has some influence, it is unlikely to be the only cause of the gender gap, as exams has more influence on final grades than coursework. In addition, the impact of feminism may have contributed to improvements in girls achievements. The feminist movement has had considerable success in improving women’s rights and opportunities through changes in the law. More broadly, feminism has raised women’s self-esteem and expectations. McRobbie’s comparison of girls’ magazines in the 1970s and 1990s show a change in female role models from being house wife’s, to becoming an assertive, independent bread winner.
CHAPLIN TO CHURCHILL INTRODUCTION There was a time when women used to face many problems while living in the society. However, this trend has been changed but women have to follow various tactics in order to maintain harmony in the society and to stay at par with men. It took a lot for them to resolve the struggles of equal rights and to implement the same in real world without giving rise to any controversy. A few years ago women were never seen in influential roles due to many discriminatory factors but now the whole era has been changed and many women can be seen performing really well even better than men. This only has become possible due to the hardships faced by women in old times and how they fought for their rights
Fighting for a cause The women’s suffrage movement, symbol of nineteenth and early twentieth century feminism, is the one most visible manifestation of women’s emancipation. From the birth of the nation to a Constitutional Amendment passed in 1920, suffrage for women had been batted aside, ignored, criticized, and denied. Those who attacked women’s suffrage were attacking much more than the idea that women as well as men should enter the polling booth. Across America women living in the 1900’s were angry and tired of feeling betrayed and treated as an unequal second class citizen. However these brave remarkable women decided to take action that helped forever changed American history, the right to vote.
This very much complicated the assumption that women should marry. A series of female educational pioneers had also emerged and their efforts formed part of a much wider movement of campaigners who sought to bring women equal rights to study, work, own property and vote. This resulted in a great number of changes in the lives of women2. Women had started to gain a voice in politics. This was a big change as, before this period, women hadn’t been able to put forth ideas to even challenge legislation let alone contribute to the making of new laws.
Married women wanted smaller families, and divorce become easier, rising from a yearly average of 800 in 1910 to 8000 in 1939. Once women could vote, many people felt that they had gained full and equal rights. But there was still a long battle ahead for equal treatment and respect both at work and at home. The struggle for full women’s rights is one of the most important events in recent British
Source 14 shows this by saying it “broke the mould” implying that women were one step further into breaking their stereotype and more opportunities which were opening up for them, by sending some students on to Higher Education. There was a greater emphasis on academic standards which could be viewed as significant steps forward in providing girls with “different role models” and improving the opportunities available to them. This can be supported by Frances Mary Buss who could be a considered a new role model for these girls. She campaigned for girls rights to sit examinations and made large public speeches helping in the progression for women’s chances and breaking into the public sphere. There were educational reforms for middle and upper-class girls, with the establishment of new day high schools, such as The North London Collegiate School founded by Frances Mary Buss.
The facts suggest that Britain was in need of reform and this is why the vote was extended to increasing numbers of people. Women's suffrage is the right of women to vote and to run for office. The expression is also used for the economic and political reform movement aimed at extending these rights to women and without any restrictions or qualifications such as property ownership, payment of tax, or marital status. In 1918, with the war over, Parliament agreed through the 1918 Qualification of Women Act to enfranchise women who were over the age of 30; providing they were householders, married to a householder or if they held a university degree. This was an important reason as to why the vote was extended to more and more people.
Women over 30 were given the vote as long as they were over 30 and owned property. This enfranchised about 8. 4 million women in all. This was still quite an achievement for women's suffrage campaigners. One of the reasons that women over 30 got the vote in 1918 was because of the Women's Suffrage campaigns that had been going on as far back as 1850.