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suffragette

a female advocate of the extension of the franchise to women, esp a militant one, as in Britain at the beginning of the 20th century
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suffragette

a member of the militant female movement which, in the early part of the 20th-century, advocated the extension of the right to vote to women.
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The so-called Battle of Newcastle took place in October, 1909, as the suffragette campaign for votes for women hotted up.
But next to these depressing statistics I have recently witnessed a chink of light that has filled me with hope: and it's in the form of the Suffragette Spirit campaign.
Former Mayor of Charnwood - Jill Vincent greets Lord Bach at the exhibition which celebrates the events and people associated with the Suffragette movement in Loughborough.
Sturgeon has announced a PS500,000 fund to drive greater representation of women in Scottish politics in "tribute" to the suffragettes.
And the suffragette campaigners of Birmingham played a major role.
The actions of the suffragettes increase--we learn that after Davison's death, over 1000 British women are imprisoned for their suffragette actions.
Unlike Millicent Fawcett], members of the Suffragettes were prepared to use violence to get what they wanted.
And the illustrations and historical note at the end of the diary (part of the Dear America format) offers readers visual images to complement the diary: we see the Suffragettes marching with their banners, portraits of some of the most influential women, and get a sense of what the women endured in prison.
It was the culmination of a long and difficult fight led by the Suffragettes - women who changed society by campaigning for rights for women, with the right to vote among their most significant demands.
Hard but true when the slaughter of the Great War was continuing and the Suffragettes had agreed to pause their campaign at the start of hostilities the establishment had wrongly predicted would be brief, with our soldiers returning home by Christmas 1914.
The suffragettes are the subject of a new film out this week starring Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Whishaw.