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A Suffragette Describes What It Felt Like to Be Force-Fed

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Why the suffragettes still matter: 'they dared to act as the equals of men'

From left: Emmeline Pankhurst with daughters Christabel and Sylvia at Waterloo station, London, 1911.

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English suffragette Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst at work on the facia of the Women’s Social Defence League shop, London, 1912.

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This leaflet advertises a pro-suffrage demonstration to be held on 24 November in the Bow Palace, Bow Road. Speakers included Emmeline Pankhurst and George Lansbury, the Labour Party member of parliament for Bow and Bromley, who was a staunch supporter of women's suffrage. The bill is printed in the purple, white and green colours of the Women's Social and Political Union.

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THANK YOU, EMMELINE!!! Suffragette (women's rights movement) Emmeline Pankhurst being arrested after protesting near Buckingham Palace. London, England, [1907-1914].

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Sylvia Pankhurst who founded the East London Federation of Suffragettes and defended the rights of poor women in London. Heroine.

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18 Photos Of London's Past, Blended With Its Present

Emmeline Pankhurst being arrested while trying to present a petition to the King, 1914. | 18 Photos Of London’s Past, Blended With Its Present

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Cannon Row Superintendent Rolfe Arresting Emiline Pankhurst, Suffragette, O/S Buckingham Palace, Westminster, SW1, London, UK. 1914. by sgterniebilko, via Flickr

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