RosaUk funded the 'Fawcett society', UK’s leading campaigning organisation for women’s equality and rights – at home, at work and in public life. Since the 1866 founder’s successful parliamentary campaign for the women’s vote they have continued to keep women’s rights on the political agenda and in the public eye.
In 1897 small groups of women joined forces to form the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. (NUWSS) led by Millicent Garrett Fawcett who maintained that peaceful protests were the only way to achieve equal rights for women. Millicent strongly believed that violence or trouble caused by protesters would only prove to men that women could not be trusted with the right to vote.
Vindicating Manhood begins by explaining the author's father always wanted a son. The author tried to prove throughout life that she was just as capable of doing all the things considered "manly." Furthermore, she explains that she loves being a woman and appreciates manhood.She is passionate about manhood yet reiterating manhood just furthers the notion that being feminine is the worst possible thing you can be.