10 Ways The Suffragettes Were Far More Militant Than You Think


In the early days of feminism, women known as suffragists demanded the right to vote through peaceful protests, but by 1903, it was clear that the peaceful path wasn’t working. Emmeline Pankhurst led the Suffragettes into a new wave of violent, militant action, declaring, “No measure worth having has been won in any other way.”

Today, we wrongly apply the Suffragette label to everyone in the suffrage movement, both peaceful and violent, but the Suffragettes were not peaceful women, politely waiting for men to give their rights. They were violent. They were vicious. They were domestic terrorists who lived up to their motto: “deeds, not words.”

[Read the full article at Listverse.com]

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