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Suffragettes - Doris Stevens, 1917
The following passage is from a piece written by activist Doris Stevens, who describes the attitudes of some jailed suffragettes in 1917, and includes a letter of protest to the commissioners of the District of Columbia.

Stevens, Doris. Jailed for Freedom. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1920. 175-78. Print.

What is implied by the fact that varying punishments are issued to the suffragettes?

A

Each individual offense requires a specific punishment punishments.

B

The suffragettes are being punished because politicians dislike their actions despite the fact that they are within the limits of the law.

C

The police are cruel and indiscriminate in the jails.

D

The suffrage movement is evolving and growing.

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