In modern culture, the story we are given is a disingenous one — in the past men had the vote and women did not. The reality was much more complex, however, and many important historical perspectives have been airbrushed from of our collective memory. For example, the simple fact was that at the start of the 20th century, most men also did not have the right to a parliamentary vote. But this is rarely mentioned.
Furthermore, the suffragettes were among those who handed white feathers to males in not in uniform, including teenage boys as young as 16. Again, we don't generally get to hear this.
See the link above to see what MRA London are doing to raise awareness about the true state of the culture we live in.