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suffragette

suhf ruh jet

  • n  a woman advocate of women's right to vote (especially a militant advocate in the United Kingdom at the beginning of the 20th century)

  • English suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst founded the Women's Franchise League in 1889 and the Women's Social and Political Union in 1903 with her daughter Christabel Harriette.
  • Seven women dressed in suffragette costumes stood a "silent vigil" for women's rights during the day at the Federal Building.
  • After a rowdy demonstration outside Parliament, he espied a suffragette and shouted, "Drive that woman away!" although he knew very well who she was; she had been his dinner .
News & Articles

  • The past 100 years, Oct. 19, 2013
    Oct. 19, 1913: NEW YORK — Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst, the English suffragette leader, who arrived here today for a lecture tour, was ordered deported by the immigration authorities within less than 3 hours after the vessel on which she came had docked.
    Oct. 19, 2013 - Santa Fe New Mexican
  • ‘Downton’ fans should eat up ‘The Winslow Boy’
    A legal drama drives the story but Rattigan also throws in a subplot about a love that dare not express itself between feisty suffragette Catherine Winslow and arrogant barrister Sir...
    Oct. 18, 2013 - New York Post
Quotes

  • Emily Watson in Malaysia Star
    Had Millie been born a decade later (than 1860), she would have been a suffragette,Watson said. "She was very outspoken, which is one of the reasons I wanted to play her. I don't often get the chance to play mouthy women."
  • Ian Hamilton in Glasgow Sunday Mail
    Ian said: "When it came out from under the chair, it fell on to the floor with a big bump and broke. They say it had been damaged previously by a suffragette bomb. I would like to say that my heart sunk when we broke the stone but it actually made...
  • George M Cohan in Gilroy Dispatch (subscription)
    George M. Cohan wrote "Over There" to support the troops during World War I. In 1919, CW Custer's song "Wifey is a Real Suffragette" championed women's votes.

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