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

suf′fra·gism n.


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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54) BURTON, Antoinette: "The Feminist Quest for Identity: British Imperial Suffragism and "Global Sisterhood" 1900-1915", Journal of Women's History, 3 (1991), pp.
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.
In a letter, Moore records a contentious conversation about suffragism with a friend named Elsie:
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.
Here we have a woman struggling to regain "human" status (to borrow Butler's term) within a family, town, and church that had defined her as a lunatic and heretic; within organized suffragism as a traitor and heretic, alongside Catherine Beecher and other cultural conservatives; within government as a quarrelsome quasicitizen; and within the medical profession as an incurable victim of brain disease.
The New York Herald's treatment of suffragism and female emancipation in its Sunday Magazine during 1911-12 mirrors this editorial ambivalence (see figure 11), and Conrad's handling of feminist debates in Chance to some degree offers a critique of the paper's dialectical register.