Women resisting the vote: a case of anti feminism?

  title={Women resisting the vote: a case of anti feminism?},
  author={Martine Faraut},
  journal={Women's History Review},
  pages={605 - 621}
Abstract The resistance of women to the vote is often regarded as a form of anti-feminism, particularly when it has its roots in an attachment to gender roles. However, the arguments of the women of the Radical Right who opposed the franchise at the beginning of the twentieth century not only contributed to the public debate on woman's role in society but also unmistakably evoked some of the teachings of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, which, far from challenging the patriarchal ideology… 

Antimilitarism, Citizenship and Motherhood: the formation and early years of the Women’s International League (WIL), 1915–1919

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“Woman Suffrage Would Undermine the Stable Foundation on Which Democratic Government is Based”: British Democratic Antisuffragists, 1904–1914

  • H. Bonin
  • Sociology
    Praktyka Teoretyczna
  • 2021
From 1904 to 1914, the British debate on women’s suffrage was at its height. Suffragism has been the subject of numerous studies, however, few have paid attention to its opponent, “antisuffragism”.

Liberal Politics, Women and the Public Sphere

  • Helen Loader
  • History, Political Science
    Mrs Humphry Ward and Greenian Philosophy
  • 2019
The formalisation of political and administrative structures within British society in the second half of the nineteenth century opened up new opportunities for women to participate in the public

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Several strands of democracy theory posit that citizens ought to consent to political institutions only under the condition that those institutions adhere to fair procedures of decisions making.


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Vindication of the Rights of Women

The social revolution for women's rights has made great progress in recent years. But how many casual observers - or advocates, for that matter - are aware that the roots of this movement extend deep

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Historians who have written about Edwardian politics have spent much time examining the state of Liberalism and of the Liberal Party in the hope of finding here some clue that will explain the

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The much-awaited re-release of this classic feminist text. With a revised and updated introduction, Sheila Jeffreys examines the activities of feminist campaigners around such issues as child abuse

The Origins of Modern Feminism: Women in Britain, France and the United States, 1780-1860

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Part 1 The life: the lady's companion, 1778-1780 the death of her mother and her love for Fanny Blood, 1780-1782 the rescue of her sister, Eliza, 1783-4 the school at Newington Green, 1784-1786 the

The Politics of Motherhood: British Writing and Culture, 1680-1760

Introduction: historicising motherhood Part I. Royal Motherhood: Queen Anne and the Politics of Maternal Representation: 1. 'The teeming Princess of Denmark': Anne as mother, 1684-1700 2. 'Thy

Eve's Renegades: Victorian Anti-feminist Women Novelists

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Separate Spheres: The Opposition to Women's Suffrage in Britain

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