‘The most important reason why some women were given the vote 1918 was the activities of the Suffragettes’
How far do you agree with the statement?
Women were never had the same rights as men, until 1918. The campaign for women’s rights started by the end of the 19th century. The campaign was held by the Suffragists, NUWSS (National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies), which was using peaceful and persuasive tactics and protests. However, because some members of the organization were not satisfied with the progress of the campaign because it was very slow and also lack of progression, in 1903 Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) or known as the Suffragettes were created, led by Emmeline Pankhurst. The members of WSPU were prepared to use any means necessary to get votes for women.
Do I agree with the statement above? Well, yes, I do. I am strongly agreed with the idea of that statement. First of all, the campaign by the Suffragettes was very important, it was like the beginning of all the activities and attention. I think the activities of the Suffragettes are the most important reason of women over 30 years old gaining the vote in 1918, however it is not completely because of this. There were also many other reasons but they’re just events that pushed the campaign Votes for Women to become success easier and faster. Anyhow, I don’t think women will get the votes without the other reasons as well. If the Suffragettes don’t exist, then there will be no activities or actions that drawn people’s attention to the campaign. Even though the Suffragists do exist, they will get either none or just a little respond of attention because they’re too quiet and slow.
Even though I agreed with the statement that say the Suffragettes was the crucial reason why women got the vote in 1918, but women still struggled gaining vote until after World War One. Bec