Beyond suffrage a book review

State legislatures also have made deep cuts to family planning budgets, which has the perverse result of increasing unintended pregnancies.


Her inclusion allows for a further dimension of suffrage campaigning, that of class, to be explored as she is presented as an erratic, independent figure from a working class background introduced a class perspective into the movement from the s.

Racial discrimination has made the path to equality that much harder for women of color. She shows clearly how suffrage and socialism were indivisible for many women in the early days of the WSPU.

This pattern has been remarkably constant. Here, Dr Holton shows how many of these international links pre-dated the first enfranchisement of women. Only Laurence Houseman fits the conventional picture of supporting early militancy, drawing back only as it increases in violence, but Dr Holton is right to point out that he viewed acts such as tax-resistance as suitable militant protests.

Arranging a more just world will require a new wave of political action at all levels, from local to national, home to workplace. Another problem is that the contributions made by members of other organisations or indeed those suffrage campaigners who did not join any official group are dismissed through histories which are concerned with replicating a power struggle between two national groups.

Holton argues too that there was a political dimension to such divisions. Between andonly 28 women have chaired congressional committees, and only 45 women of color have ever served in Congress — just one in the Senate.

These links are between the radical wings of both British and American suffrage movements where she traces a strong will to include all women in franchise legislation, something which the more conservative British campaigners resisted. False Witnesses reveals the individuals behind these lies.

Furthermore, this book presents a fascinating picture of the suffrage campaign in which the major figures are reduced to the historical margins.

She is situated directly in a network of radical campaigning women for whom the parliamentary vote is just part of a broader attempt to revolutionise the social status of their sex. Further fresh channels are opened through the material on transatlantic suffrage links interpreted via the figure of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Hence it appears that suffrage was not a purely feminist demand but was also part of a broader set of demands for radical reform. While a few states and cities have taken the initiative to implement their own policies, the vast majority of mothers and fathers have no right to paid time off to care for a newborn baby.

Such nomenclature is valuable when attempting to identify groups and patterns of involvement within the often multi-faceted world of suffrage campaigning. This means that low-income women in most of the country can have an abortion only if they can afford to pay for it out of pocket, making the right to abortion an empty promise for millions of women.

This pay disparity is worst for women of color, who earn only 61 cents if they are African American and 52 cents if they are Latina. The international dimension of suffrage is one which has been given very little consideration to date.Beyond Suffrage is a study of women who achieved positions of national leadership in the s.

Susan Ware discusses the network they established, their attitudes toward feminism and social reform, and the impact they had upon the New Deal's social welfare policies and on Democratic party politics.

Suffrage and beyond: international feminist perspectives User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. The editors of this volume, scholars from Australia and New Zealand, provide a fascinating international perspective on woman suffrage.

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