Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
69 ° Fair
|Student Name(s)||Rebecca Driscoll|
Dr. Richard Bond|
Argues that both the suffragists and the anti-suffragists in Britain used traditional views of women and gender roles in their cartoons in order to gain public support. The suffragists, who were presenting a new and radical view of who should be able to vote, had more of a need to attract the public to their side, and accordingly portrayed themselves as victimized women who deserved pity and support. The anti-suffragists, having no need to promote their traditional beliefs, responded to the suffragists by portraying them as unfeminine and unsuitable wives.