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Sunday, January 08, 2017

"I know that women, once convinced that they are doing what is right, that their rebellion is just, will go on, no matter what the difficulties, no matter what the dangers, so long as there is a woman alive to hold up the flag of rebellion. I would rather be a rebel than a slave."

Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst in 1913.


Stephen said...

The Pankhursts were an interesting family. I remember there were three...a mother and two daughters, and one of the daughters was a war resister. The last one was Sylvia or Sophie or something like that. I encountered them in Hochschild's book, "To End all Wars".

CyberKitten said...

The Pankhurst's where *huge* in early 20th political history and quite formidable people so I understand (I think they *had* to be in that cutthroat environment). I've read bits about their campaigning in other works but little directly on them lately. It's definitely a period I need to revisit at some point.

Stephen said...

One that a professor of mine recc. back in the day was "The Vertigo Years" by Phillip Blom. One chapter is called "Women with Rocks", so you know that's gotta be promising.