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Suffragette Movement: Perceptions and Perspectives


In the early 1800s women around the world began to fight for their right to vote. In the UK, this movement was sparked by the Reform act of 1832, which explicitly stated women did not have the right to vote. Outraged, UK women took a stand and protested for their rights. Our exhibit is focused on this movement in its early years (1807) through modern times.

We ask, what were the implications and impacts of the Women’s Suffrage movement? We further break our analysis down into four specifications: the history of the movement, major events and effects, its criminalization, and its portrayal in the media. 

As you explore our work keep in mind, the suffrage movement lead to the ratification of a woman's right to vote in the UK... in 1918.