Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Behind the propaganda

The image that many of us have today of the suffragettes is that of suffering martyrs; being imprisoned and forcibly fed when they went on hunger strike. To many at the time, they were a dangerous nuisance. Their habit of burning down and blowing up buildings made them exceedingly unpopular with a lot of ordinary people; both men and women. Here is a cartoon from Punch;

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