Suffragette: The Battle for Equality

Suffragette: The Battle for Equality

David Roberts

Publisher: Two Hoots
ISBN: 9781509839674
Price: £18.99

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The year 2018 marks a century since the first women won the vote in the United Kingdom, and Suffragette tells the story of their fight.

David's writing is accessible and his artwork full of rich detail, bringing to life the many vivid characters of the women's suffrage movement.

Covering the whole range of female and male suffragist experiences from aristocrats to the middle and working class as well as a look at the global struggle for universal suffrage, Suffragette: The Battle for Equality makes a fantastic introduction to a fascinating topic.

This 128 page book is fully colour illustrated on every page, and has been completed with advice from June Purvis, Emeritus Professor of Women's and Gender History at the University of Portsmouth.

Discussion Ideas

The discussion and ideas in this resource, which you can download above, are aimed at students in Year 7 upwards.

Discussion ideas cover why was it important for the suffragists to fight for gender equality; what improvements gender equality could make to today's society; other groups that have been denied the vote; how the attitude of journalists can direct coverage of news; and men's involvement in the suffrage movement.


Activities in this resource include writing newspaper articles about the suffragettes' activities; holding debates; writing petitions; designing posters and slogans; and defining a feminist.