Women’s Vote 100

Suffragist vs. Suffragette?

In the United States, women’s suffrage activists always called themselves suffragists not suffragettes. This was because anti-suffrage forces used the term “suffragette” in an effort to diminish the work of suffragists – making them sound like “little suffragettes.” American suffragettes found the term derogatory and refused to use it. The term first became widely used

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