1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 11, 2019 8:58 AM by Anna Csar

    Suffragist vs. Suffragette

    Kelly Osborn Tracker

      Are these terms interchangeable? I know I've seen both, but I can't help but think "Smurfette" when I see the second one.

        • Re: Suffragist vs. Suffragette
          Anna Csar Adventurer

          Dear Ms. Osborn,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          In the U.S. woman suffrage movement, it's "suffragist." Although the two terms are used interchangeably, they do not mean the same thing. In fact, "suffragette" was a derogatory term for suffragists. Suffragists in the UK embraced the term for their movement, but only a small minority of American suffragists did - to most it was an insult.


          If you want to know more, please check out: https://www.nps.gov/articles/suffragistvssuffragette.htm


          We hope this information is helpful.

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