Womens Rights Essay 1

Topics: Elections, Primrose League, Source Pages: 2 (635 words) Published: November 24, 2014
Do you agree with the view, expressed in source f, that involvement in local government inhibited, rather than helped, women’s progress towards being allowed to vote in parliamentary elections? From all three sources (D, E & F), they all comment on the views & positions of women that are becoming involved I the political side of Britain. From all three sources I can infer what women’s positions in political Britain were like. They all have very different viewpoints on women’s progress towards being allowed to vote in parliamentary elections. One talks about women and school boards, another talk about local government parties such as the primrose league and another woman talks about being involved in Westminster politics such as parliament. They are ll very different viewpoints that all intertwine with one another with the progress towards being allowed to vote in parliamentary elections. I agree with source f that the involvement of local government inhibited, rather than helped, women’s progress towards being allowed to vote in parliamentary elections. It tells me that women were only allowed to be involved in the trivial side of politics such as helping giving the workhouse “toys for children” campaign, tis would allow children to have toys and personal possessions as it was believed that it was an important part of development. This is undermining because it was only seen as that women could only do domestic parts of trivial such as providing toys for children. This shows that women were mocked and seen as a joke because of their sex and wanting to be a part of politics. This also very much so did inhibit women progress towards being allowed to vote. This along with the source shows that women were not wanted at Westminster and were seen as to not be needed either, this really didn’t help women to gain the vote. On the other hand although women were seen as to not be needed at Westminster, women were allowed to vote on the school boards. Using knowledge...
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