Secondary Source

How Were Suffragettes Treated by the Media?

J.R. Thorpe. "How Were Suffragettes Treated by the Media?" Bustle. May 15, 2017.

Era: Post-Suffrage Era | Media: Commentary, Pamphlets, Postcards, Posters, Web-based

In this Bustle article, J.R. Thorpe dissects how suffragettes were treated by the media of their time. Using primary sources from the era, Thorpe argues that suffragettes were depicted as neglectful, violent, and disgusting, and further were accused of war-mongering and inciting the downfall of society.

For more primary materials, such as postcards and posters, depicting suffragettes see The Suffrage Postcard Project and American Women Suffrage Postcards.

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