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 roads, 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 II 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 eloping giving the workhouse “toys for children” campaign, its 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 from source D that women were allowed to vote on decisions within the school board.
They was allowed to help make decisions for the dealings of attendance, allowing all children Including the blind, deaf and crippled children to go to school by enforcing laws that would make them go to school. By doing this also It did help with women to gain the vote. I know from own knowledge that women were supported by groups such as the primrose league which actually had women and men to be emitted on the same level, they both had to pay the same subscription fee to join the league.
This group also helped women to gain support by men as it showed to men that women could be trusted. But comparing source E with source D & F it disagrees with the title that involvement in local government inhibited rather than helped women’s progress in the vote. As source E shows as woman called marry Grout who was a guest at the annual habitation of the primrose league. She talks about how women ND men were both equal within the league, women who were also a householder were allowed to vote (except parliamentary).
She talks about how women were respected and that there was hundreds of women that were within the league. I know this Is true as I have already spoken before about women Involvement wealth the primrose league. In conclusion I disagree with the statement that woman’s In involvement I local government inhibit red rather than helped women progress in the the political sphere. The others talked about how women were supported and slowly gaining their right to vote through the local leagues.