What were the experiences and perceptions?

Sylvia Pankhurst

The Women's Social and Political Union Member's Card Design by Sylvia Pankhurst

Sylvia Pankhurst studied art in both Manchester and London. She disagreed with her mother and sister, Christabel, on many issues. The WSPU focused mostly on middle class women, but Sylvia thought that working class women were just as important in the fight for equal voting rights. She also preferred to carry on with the old methods of mass protest in East London. In 1914 Sylvia left the WSPU and founded the East London federation of Suffragettes. She was opposed to World War I and helped women in London's east end during the war to get the same pay for their work as men when they were drafted into male jobs.