Militant suffragettes used arson and vandalism to draw attention to their struggle. Did they have a moral right to do so?
Victoria Woodhull attempting to vote in 1871, via Everett Historical.
The movie Suffragettes shows the occasionally violent and sensational tactics used by militant suffragettes. Were these justified?
Miller achieved a public voice even before she had the vote.
Alice Duer Miller's analysis of contemporary politics not only made anti-suffragist politicians look stupid. It also made her (and women like her) look completely capable of participating in the political sphere.
Emmeline Pankhurst: part of the first wave.
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Why it's an exciting time to be a feminist.
Suffragette tells a story that is both of its time, and timeless - an historical struggle whose lessons, sadly, still need to be learned.
Anne-Marie Duff (Violet) and Carey Mulligan (Maud) in Suffragette.
Suffragettes were not merely nice (if slightly bonkers) posh ladies in impressive hats.