Tuesday, June 04, 2013

One hundred years later...

Today is 100 years since Emily Wilding Davison died under the King's horse at Epsom, in the fight for women's suffrage. If you get a chance to watch the Clare Balding documentary, Secrets of a Suffragette, it's quite amazing. The Pankhurst daughters went to my school (Manchester High) and  turns out the suffragettes were not just chaining themsleves to railings, but basically terrorists, not the "nice girls" we were led to believe. The Pankhursts only "turned off" the directive for serious action because of the onset of the Great War. Anyway, Emily, I'm remembering you and all the work you and your sisters did a hundred years later. Thank you.

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