The Women’s Movement: Opportunities

Inspired by the centenary of some women gaining the vote, this three-part series has been focused on the various ways that the Women’s Movements campaigned and fought for equality and women’s rights.  The movement was incredibly broad in its reach and influence.  While the first part focused on the legislative ways suffragists worked for women’s rights, and the second part concentrated on the changes that the movement brought to society’s attitudes and perceptions, this final part will be centred on the movement’s attentions on improving the opportunities available to women in society. Continue reading The Women’s Movement: Opportunities

The Women’s Movement: Attitudes and perceptions

This article is continuing on from the first part of this series in which I am exploring the various areas that the women’s movement worked to progress and change.  Inspired by the centenary of some women gaining the vote and an older essay, I wanted to explore the multifaceted and fascinating depth and reach that the Women’s Movement had through the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Continue reading The Women’s Movement: Attitudes and perceptions

The Women’s Movement: Legislation

With the centenary this year of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which granted suffrage to women who met certain qualifications[1] and universal suffrage to all men, I was inspired to relook at an old essay of mine on the women’s movement in Britain and share some of the key points from it.

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