|There were many people, especially men, who opposed
votes for women from the start. They felt women should remain at home and continue
with their domestic duties.|
Many felt women lacked the education
necessary to vote and they believed politics should not concern women. Many thought
increasingly militant suffragette actions undermined the women's case for the
There is one source in this section.
|Source 4A shows
part of a private letter from Margaret to her son Sandy. The letter criticises
a suffrage demonstration and suggests women are not putting their home first.|
Click to enlarge the image, then answer the following questions.
- Why does the author of this letter
want "to weep"?
- What is the attitude of the author towards women's
- Why is this source useful in showing us the views of
ordinary people towards the women's suffrage movement?