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An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

suf′fra·gism n.
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any advocacy of the granting or extension of the suffrage to those now denied it, especially to women. — suffragist, n.
See also: Politics
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Noun1.suffragism - the belief that the right to vote should be extended (as to women)
belief - any cognitive content held as true
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Some denounced suffragism as bourgeois, while others said it was socialist.
Born in Honley to working class mill workers Eliza and James Thewlis, Dora was a fiercely-intelligent young woman reading newspapers from the age of seven and developing an interest in socialism and suffragism.
(4) Serving as a remedy to her dissatisfaction with mainstream suffragism, she exhibited her sympathies for some core tenets of this ideology: the practice of direct action, a distrust in hierarchical governance and in the state, and an anti-capitalist interest in syndicalism.
From Katherine Anne Porter's Cousin Eva, whose weak chin doomed her to a life of spinsterhood and suffragism, to the scrawny and square Esch in Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones, twentieth- and twenty-first-century southern women writers have created what I see as a genealogy of physically ugly female characters in southern literature: differing from the norm just enough to catch and hold the attention of the viewer while simultaneously repulsing her.
The rest of the stories, as Manuel explains, "appeared at a time which saw the growth of labor reform, anti-imperialism, suffragism and women's rights movements together with the fight against racism, segregation and immigration laws" (8).
Eva Gore-Booth, for instance, has a substantial section of poems which synthesize intellectual idealism, socialist pacifism, and suffragism and provide a fascinating counter to Yeatsian representation.
The critical focus on racism within white suffragism mirrors this paradox.
What she meant was that new kinds of human being had been created by the combined impact of modernism in art and literature, suffragism and its allied women's social and sexual rights movements, mass consumption, and new technology.
senators, the Federal Reserve Board, the national income tax, and suffragism.
During her first trip to New York City in February 1.909, Moore listened to speeches by several prominent supporters of suffragism, such as John Dewey, Harriet Stanton Blach (the daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton), and Mr.
His family was involved in a variety of radical causes including temperance, anti-slavery and suffragism and this background is described in much fascinating detail.