UK -- The 'Suffragette Look' as worn by Norah Balls. The suffragette uniform was introduced in 1908. During the winter months members of the WSPU were required to wear 'full dress uniform' of a ' white frock with regalia and colours' to all indoor meetings and breakfast receptions. During the summer months this uniform was also worn to all outdoor processions and rallies. Artist/Photographer/Maker Women's Social and Political Union
Christabel Pankhurst: 1880-1958; Christabel (daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst) advocated the use of militant tactics to win the vote for women in England. Pankhurst, with Annie Kenney, unfurled a banner reading "Votes for Women" at a Liberal Party meeting in 1905. Her action received world-wide attention after they were thrown out of the meeting. The two were arrested and sent to prison. Christabel then directed a campaign that included physical action, hunger strikes, and huge rallies.
St. Cecilia's Abbey. "I prefer going to the West End for Compline at a monastery than to the theatre; I have to restrain myself from jumping off 'buses when I pass a Catholic Church, because I want to greet the Lord before I socialise with others; I prefer Church vigils to night-clubs; I march in rosary processions instead of political rallies."
Women's Social & Political Union advertising for a great rally -- more comfortable than a sandwich board. Note the boys watching her -- street urchins often harassed suffragettes with the tacit approval of police.
feminism...what part of liberation of women did you not get!?!? Seriously, liberation is about self defining rather than culture/society/religion defining...who wouldn't want that? BTW...if YOUR definition lines up with more traditional views of being a women, so be it...feminism means YOU get to choose!