They wanted to be treated equally, influence discussions that affect them. They stood up for what they believed was right. And fought for the right to vote. The suffragettes attacked politicians, tried to storm parliament, were attacked and sexually assaulted during battles with the police. They chained themselves to railings, smashed windows, set fire to postboxes and empty buildings, and faced anger and ridicule in the media. suffragettes even had to fight against other women because they didn't believe they deserved a vote. Women were seen as housewives they thought that women would be distracted by the voting. They were thought to have had no political knowledge. Women were seen as physically and mentally inferior to men therefore making their opinions and and votes invalid. Many just could not think or fathom the idea that women women had the right to vote, they were so used to their past ways that they thought they were right and that was the way they were brought up.
If a women married a man it was tradition that they had to listen to him therefore giving the man 2 votes.