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Sixteen-year-old suffragette Dora Thewlis is arrested by two policemen on 20 March 1907. And it looks like the about ripped her skirt off.

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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

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

This 1909 poster, advertising the weekly suffragette newspaper Votes for Women, was designed by Hilda Dallas (1878-1958)

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Keywords: autographs, politics, Suffrage Centre, suffragettes, Votes for Women, women, Women's Freedom League, Women's Social and Political ...

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Suffragettes. Not only could women not vote, but it was ILLEGAL to use, distribute, or consult women regarding any form of birth control.

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c. 1991: Tony Benn’s plaque to Emily Wilding Davison, placed in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft (Houses of Parliament). Benn said in 2001: “I have put up several plaques—illegally, without permission; I screwed them up myself. One was in the broom cupboard to commemorate Emily Wilding Davison... If one walks around this place, one sees statues of people, not one of whom believed in democracy, votes for women or anything else..."

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(Just for a day, to have a chance to be as brave as her.) Emmeline Pankhurst, who had founded the Women’s Social & Political Union, being arrested as a Suffragette.

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Emily Wilding Davison was a militant women's suffrage activist who, on 4 June 1913, after a series of actions that were either self destructive or violent, stepped in front of the horse of King George V at the Epsom Derby, sustaining injuries that resulted in her death four days later.

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