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The suffragette movement started in 1903, in England. The movement concerned women who fought to have the same rights as men. Their leader was Emmeline Pankhurst. They led a series of actions with great courage to obtain what they wanted such as the right to vote and to be educated...
8 AM, 21/07/1909
We need to take action to be heard. Have you got a plan of action?
I have a few ideas but it means we need to be ready to go to jail if we are arrested.
Are you ready to go to jail?
Of course I am. I'm fed up with feeling inferior to men. What ideas have you got?
How about setting fire to the Houses of Parliament, chaining ourselves to railways or throwing bombs?
But last week some women have tried to throw bomb in a mailbox, they are actually in jail.
I'm not sure we will get the support of public opinion if we are too violent, couldn't we go on a hunger strike?
I guess it can be a starting point and we can see if it makes politicians react.
That's how the Suffragettes got the right to vote in 1918; they were the first in Europe.
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