Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Monday, March 04, 2013

Suffragette Centenary - remembering Emily Wilding Davison

One hundred years ago, 4 June 1913, Emily Wilding Davison stepped on to the Epsom Racecourse to stop the Derby. An heroic, yet fatal, action, this was the single most important protest in a mass, and militant, campaign by the Suffragettes. Her cause, Votes for Women. A demand that would finally be met five years later in Britain in 1918. Today in the week of International Women's Day, Philosophy Football have marked the approaching anniversary of Emily's protest with a range of tailored centenary shirts - see for example here and here

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