In modern culture, the story we are given is a disingenous one. It tells us that men always had the vote, while women were denied it. This is not only untrue, 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 did not have the right to a parliamentary vote. But this is rarely mentioned.
I will say that again in case you missed it — most men did not have the vote. Nevertheless, they were expected to fight and die in the trenches of the Great War.
Furthermore, Emmaline Pankhurt urged her suffragettes to hand white feathers to any male not in uniform to shame them to enlist in a war that killed millions, including teenage boys under 16.