Negative Impacts Of The Suffrage Movement

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"Violence is a disease, a disease that corrupts all who use it regardless of the cause." In Britain during the early twentieth century, women were seen as inferior to men and were denied the civil right to vote. Thus, inspiring the Suffrage Movement. The militant action employed by the Suffragettes, however, to achieve the vote for women was self-defeating to the campaign, hindering the success and achievement of the Franchise Act in 1918. As though the violence raised awareness to the Cause. The Suffragettes use of militancy created a negative outlook on the Suffrage Movement with both social and political audiences, failing to achieve the change they originally intended.
The suffrage movement was an international crusade, with
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The growing support and promotion for women’s suffrage is what stimulated the 1912 Conciliation Bill. These Bill would extend the right of women to vote in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to around 1,000,500 wealthy, property-owning women (Hansard, 2017).
Though the Liberal Party and backbench Conservative MPs were against women having the vote; the Conciliation Bill stood a chance to be passed due to the support of the entire Labour Party and other individual MPs. However, the proposal of this bill was impacted negatively by the militant actions of the Women 's Social and Political Union (WSPU). The WSPU, ran by Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughter Christabel Pankhurst operated under the belief that it would take an active organization, with young working-class women to achieve their intention. (Bbc.co.uk, 2017). The Suffragettes, a term given to the WSPU by the Daily Mail; began using militant actions in 1905, as the WSPU felt the Suffragists were making no progress and failing to accomplish the vote through peaceful methods. The WSPU’S motto was ‘deeds not words ', using militant and forceful methods of campaigning. Law-breaking, violence and hunger strikes all became part of this society 's campaign tactics. However, though the militant actions were effective and received attention. It offered an excuse
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