Right to Vote (05:18)
Imagine if the Women's Liberation movement continued into the 21st Century. Three landmark events influenced gender equality in Britain: Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett founds National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, police suppress a protest violently, and Parliament passes the Representation of the People Act. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Its Citizens was indoctrinated after the French Revolution.
Memory of Humanity (04:26)
The relationship between man and nature changed with the advent of agriculture. Queen Victoria ascends to the throne during the Industrial Revolution; women are not allowed to vote. Fawcett founds the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies.
Universal Suffrage (03:35)
Great Britain only allows wealthy men to vote. Influenced by politics in South Africa, women realize they can fight unjust laws. Suffragettes quit the NUWSS and join the Women's Social and Political Union lead by Emmeline Pankhurst.
Confrontations Occur (03:04)
Activists are imprisoned and gain notoriety. The Mud March, hunger strikes, and arrests follow. On Black Friday, suffragettes start to riot and loot shops.
Civil Disobedience (03:58)
If people refuse to obey laws, the state no longer possesses power; Violence begets violence. During World War I Parliament pardons the suffragette prisoners. Lloyd George becomes prime minister and the Representation of the People Act passes.
Turning Point in History (04:50)
A number of women contributed to the obtaining the right to vote. Saudi Arabian women received the right to vote in 2015. Women still need to fight for equality across the globe.
Credits: Women's Liberation in the 20th Century (00:47)
Credits: Women's Liberation in the 20th Century
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