“The Enfranchisement of Women”
Article printed in the Belfast Newsletter, 03/01/1911.
Theme - Votes for Women.
By the late 1800s, suffragists had secured certain rights for women. A new era of educated Irish women had emerged and they wished to participate in decision-making at a national level. However, by 1912 the particular endeavour was to become dogged by Home Rule Politics.
Local women were often jeered, heckled and attacked by crowds who viewed them as disloyal to the cause of Ulster, Empire and Home Rule.