Interpretations of the Suffragette Movement (with focus on Emily Davison)

Introduction The Representation of the People Act of 1918, saw the vote given to all men and some women; this is arguably the greatest turning point in the history of British democracy (Historical Association, 2018). Despite women having to wait another decade to vote on equal terms as men, it was a breakthrough moment forContinue reading “Interpretations of the Suffragette Movement (with focus on Emily Davison)”

To what extent did the use of contraception increase as a result of feminist efforts during the first half of the twentieth century?

Introduction The twentieth century saw a revolutionary decline in fertility with an increased number of married couples utilising available methods of birth control.[1] Since the voluntary motherhood movement of the 1870s, women have been collectively striving to achieve control over their bodies, including their reproductive systems. This was followed by the birth control movement betweenContinue reading “To what extent did the use of contraception increase as a result of feminist efforts during the first half of the twentieth century?”