From Suffering to Suffrage

Drama activity: Create a suffragette character


It is 1912 and Dora Thewlis, Florence Lockwood and Edith Key are meeting in a cafe. The conversation turns to talk about the 'Votes for Women' campaign and whether the suffragettes' ideas and actions were good or bad.

Suffragettes in their own words:

Quotations from the Votes for Women Newspaper:


‘But we should be supporting these women no matter what they have done to draw attention to their cause.’

‘Women should rely on their menfolk to make the important decisions. They are meant by nature to give comfort and nurture to their families.’

‘None of the political parties can be trusted, but no politician ought to give into there unlawful acts carried out by some of these wild women.’


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