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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

SUFFRAGETTES IN ACTION: "VOTE FOR WOMEN!" [7th CW]

SUFFRAGETTE EMILY DAVISON KILLED IN ACTION*
In this post we include several photos referring to the suffragette movement in action.

First photo: recreation of the typical suffragette outfit.

Second photo: Emmeline Pankhurst giving a speech.
Third photo: Emmeline Pankhurst being arrested in front of Buckingham Palace in May 1914.
Fourth photo: Annie Kenney & Christabel Pankhurst, founders of the WSPU (Women's Social & political Union)
Fifth photo: a group of women from the National Women's Social and Political Union during a demonstration.
Sixth photo: the moment when suffragette *Emily Davison was run over by the King's horse at Epsom Derby. She died a few days later.

Video of the moment when Emily Davison was run over by the King's horse:



*Emily Davison (School teacher, 1872-1913) was a distinguished suffragette activist of the feminist movement lead by the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), at the beginning of the XXth century in Britain. They fought for the right of women's vote.
Emily Davison had taken part in several terrorist acts against public buildings without any damage to people. Having being arrested and condemned several times, she carried out many hunger strikes in prison. During another protest act, she threw herself down a stair case suffering severe spinal injuries. Once she had recovered, she realized that the cause needed a determined action, on June 4th 1913, she walked in front of Anmer, the king's owned horse during Epsom Derby. Emily's intentions aren't very clear. Some theories state that her intention wasn't suicide as she had bought a return train ticket from Epsom. She just wanted to stop the horse and place a WSPU scarf. The collision was brutal and she was pulled along the horse track as can be seen in the video. She died four days later at Epsom Rural Hospital because of a skull fracture.
+ info on Emily Davison. (Wikipedia)

Finally, vote for women over 30 was achieved in 1918. In 1920, it was equal as men, over 21.

Video trailer of "Suffragette" (different version):

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