Homemade Jams & Militant Martyrs

Jill Rappoport

in Giving Women

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199772605
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919000 | DOI:
Homemade Jams & Militant Martyrs

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This book ends by showing how these traditions of gendered gifts and sacrifices finally promoted the fight for suffrage, which is typically discussed in terms of women’s arguments for equal rights instead. By establishing shops that promoted and sought women’s gifts, by offering themselves up as martyrs for the cause, and by eventually offering to sacrifice suffrage itself in the interests of Britain’s larger war efforts, suffragettes drew on varied gift strategies to gain popular support and ultimately achieve the victory that more openly militant techniques had failed to win.

Keywords: sacrifice; suffrage; suffragette; W.S.P.U; donations; hunger strike; giving; women

Chapter.  6112 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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