Jul. 14th, 2011

Emmeline Pankhurst's Birthday | Jennie Rigg
Today is Emmeline Pankhurst's birthday. Emmeline Pankhurst gets a lot of credit. She's got a statue outside parliament and everything. A lot of the credit she gets, she doesn't deserve. By the time women actually got the vote, the WSPU had been disbanded. So my post for Emmeline Pankhurst's birthday isn't going to be about her.
It's about Millicent Fawcett, who you really should have heard of and who really really deserves the credit for getting the franchise extended. Pankhursts? Shouted a lot, annoyed people and had good publicists.

Go read, because while not written the way I was going to write it, is the post I was going to write tomorrow morning, she just stole my research...
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