Oh, those silly Suffragettes

by Instant Noodle

It is frequently said that, if the suffragettes were to drop their militant tactics, the suffrage would be granted tomorrow. A suffragette now wants to stigmatise this as a hypocritical misstatement. She points out that the experiment was tried of allowing an entire day to pass without an outrage, but not a single vote was granted.

(July 22nd, 1914)

I have heard it said that in a way, the suffragettes are the actually the most successful of any campaign group that used militant tactics. I’m not saying that they were successful because of it, but they certainly got what they wanted in the end.