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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?


Each individual offense requires a specific punishment punishments.


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


The police are cruel and indiscriminate in the jails.


The suffrage movement is evolving and growing.

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