#Empowered ~ The Suffragettes
This week’s empowered lady goes to more than one. On the day of the 2017 General Election in the UK, it is only fitting that we celebrate the women which fought for our right to vote!
Part of the initial wave of feminism, these ladies fought for women’s rights when resistance came from all sides. Operating both radical and peaceful protests allowed for the nationwide right for women to vote in the UK in 1920. Many women lost their lives during the movement, including Emily Davison who threw herself under the King’s racehorse at the Epsom derby. A sad, but amazing example of women supporting each other and working together for equal rights.
“Men make the moral code and they expect women to accept it. They have decided that it is entirely right and proper for men to fight for their liberties and their rights, but that it is not right and proper for women to fight for theirs.” – Emmeline Pankhurst