What were the experiences and perceptions?

The response to militancy: newspapers

By what means, but screaming, knocking, and rioting, did men themselves ever gain what they were pleased to call their rights.

Daily Mirror, 24 October, 1906.

The madness of the militants… the small body of misguided women who profess to represent the noble and serious cause of political enfranchisement of women, but in fact do their utmost to degrade and hinder it.

Manchester Guardian, 2 March, 1912.

Nothing could indicate more plainly their lack of fitness to be entrusted with the exercise of political power.

Morning Post, 2 March 1912.