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Early 1900s Women's Suffrage: Other Issues
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* Cartoon from the journal Votes For Women, 6 June 1913
(Reproduced by permission of the British Library)
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* The British Library, Votes for Women, 6 June 1913; cartoon *
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Study this source carefully and consider what it tells you about why people thought women should not get the vote. You should consider:
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* Who are the customers in this shop? *
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* Which customers are getting special treatment and who is losing out? *
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* The shopwalker, Sir John Simon, is a member of the Liberal government. What does the cartoon say about him? *
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* According to the cartoonist, what are the priorities of the Liberal government - votes for women, social reform or getting votes? *
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