Woman Suffrage and World War I: What Should Woman Suffrage Advocates Do in Response to the Great War? (1917)

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This issue guide explores three options woman suffrage advocates faced in Spring 1917. With the imminent entry into the war, those in support of woman suffrage are considering what to do— continue to actively protest, focus work on the war effort, or protect those most vulnerable? Each option has strengths, weaknesses, and risks and none of the options is perfect for the movement or individual advocates. Which actions can you support? Which tradeoffs are you unwilling to accept? What do you recommend?

Option One: Continue to Actively Advocate for the Vote

Option Two: Support the War Effort to Generate Good Will

Option Three: Secure the Safety of Women, Children, and Families