E. Pankhurst: "Holloway became a place of horror and torment. Sickening scenes of violence took place almost every hour of the day, as the doctors went from cell to cell performing their hideous office. ... I shall never while I live forget the suffering I experienced during the days when those cries were ringing in my ears."
1911: Emmeline Pankhurst being jeered by a crowd in New York.
Lady Constance Georgina Bulwer-Lytton (1869-1923) was an influential British suffragette activist, writer, speaker and campaigner for prison reform, votes for women, and birth control. She was imprisoned 4 times and force fed whilst on hunger strike. She remained a spinster because her mother refused permission to marry a man from a "lower social order"and she refused to contemplate marrying anyone else.
"Origin and Development of a Suffragette. At 15 a little pet. At 20 a little coquette. At 40 not married yet! At 50 a suffragette." As the women’s suffrage movement gained momentum in the early 20th century, the picture postcard industry was utilised to denigrate women fighting for the vote. [Click on this image to find a short video exploring the meaning and point of feminism] h/t Sociological Images: Seeing Is Believing