By Holly Peacock, Hirase Tatsuya, Aleksandrs Rjabovs.
The performance saw aspire members playing the varying roles of ‘Suffragists’, ‘Suffragettes’ and the anti-female suffrage league, within a
‘period costume’ debate held at Beamish Museum’s ‘Masonic
Suffragist is a more general term for members of suffrage movements, whether radical or conservative, male or female. Whereas the Suffragettes were a more militant ‘break away’ movement.