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“Using this loophole in the justice system, the suffragettes increased their militant campaigns, including a devastating arson campaign during which attempts were made to burn the houses of anti-suffrage MPs, railway stations, golf courses, cricket fields and racecourse stands.”
“Moving their headquarters from Manchester to London, by 1908 the suffragettes had launched an all-out war for the cause, targeting those MPs notoriously anti-suffrage like Prime Minister H.H. Asquith and Winston Churchill.”
“Because of their peculiar status, many of these socially - and politically - powerful women were anti-suffrage, feeling that women did not require the vote because they had always wielded political power.”
“She reminded me how American women won the right to vote in 1920 because of one letter – a letter written by the mother of an anti-suffrage legislator – and she had been swayed by the arguments of grassroots suffragists.”
“If he's right, it's time for a male anti-suffrage movement, methinks.”
“Hitch quotes Kipling's famous poem, The Female of the Species, in support of his thesis that women aren't funny, but that wasn't how Kipling intended it; he wrote it as an anti-suffrage polemic, arguing that women shouldn't vote.”
“Helen Kendrick Johnson, author of the influential anti-suffrage book, Woman and the Republic, which did a lot to delay women's' suffrage.”
“After all the parliamentary maneuvering, vote trading, and the devastating defection of Speaker Seth Walker of Lebanon, Tennessee, to the anti-suffrage side, debate began on Wednesday, August 18.”
“Did you ever hear any anti-suffrage sentiment at Winthrop?”
“Education of Women -- an anti-suffrage organisation -- said that "woman suffrage, if realised, would be the death-blow of domestic life and happiness" (Nov. 2, 1909).”
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