Women's Social and Economic Rights
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This paper reviews and discusses the history of feminism, the suffragette movement and women's social and economic rights. According to the paper, feminism did not start in one place or country, but coincidentally, a lot of women from various countries around the world fought for their rights as and equal and rightful members of the society.
From the Paper:"This feminism started not on one place or country, but coincidentally, a lot of women from various countries around the world fought for their rights as and equal and rightful members of the society. Emmeline Pankhurst was one of the founders of the suffragette movement and aimed to reveal the institutional sexism in British society, forming the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU). Often the repeated jailing for forms of activism that broke the law, particularly property destruction, inspired members went on hunger strikes. Due to the resultant force-feeding that was the practice, these members became very ill, serving to draw attention to the brutality of the legal system at that time. In an attempt to solve this the government introduced a bill that became known as the Cat and Mouse Act, which allowed women to be released when they starved themselves to dangerous levels, then to be re-arrested later. (www.wikipedia.com/feminism/ , 2005)."
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