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    (Original post by Viva Emptiness)
    I hereby express my gratitude to all women and men, past, present and future who have contributed or will ever contribute to my excellent quality of life, on this here day of Emmeline Pankurst's birthday.
    Well, that's put me in my place.
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    (Original post by just a dad)
    Well, that's put me in my place.
    What? My two posts were supporting you!
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    (Original post by SmallTownGirl)
    So because I support votes for women I suddenly support WW1?


    I care about equal rights for EVERYONE.
    I've just repped STG!
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    (Original post by just a dad)
    I've just repped STG!
    That's because I'm awesome.
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    (Original post by Viva Emptiness)
    What? My two posts were supporting you!
    Ah, embarrassing, I thought you were taking the piss! Bother.
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    (Original post by SmallTownGirl)
    That's because I'm awesome.
    Well, steady on, but on this we are on the same side.
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    (Original post by just a dad)
    Ah, embarrassing, I thought you were taking the piss! Bother.
    When have I ever taken the piss?
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    (Original post by just a dad)
    Well, steady on, but on this we are on the same side.
    Just because I don't want my parents interfering in my life doesn't mean I'm a bad person.
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    (Original post by Viva Emptiness)
    When have I ever taken the piss?
    Hmm ... I will plead the fifth on that one.
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    (Original post by SmallTownGirl)
    Just because I don't want my parents interfering in my life doesn't mean I'm a bad person.
    Not bad ... just mistaken!
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    (Original post by SmallTownGirl)
    Might have to name my next bow after her. I was thinking Amy (after Amy Johnson) but Millicent is an appropriate tribute.

    Celebrating Emmeline Pankhurt's birthday isn't just about her but about thanking all those that fought to get us where we are today and promising that we won't give up the fight here or elsewhere.

    As an aside my mother had a bike named Emmeline because she used to tie her to railings.
    Indeed, I've studied both sides and I've got to respect Millicent more than Pankhurst, but I agree with you on the celebration part.

    Haha :lol:
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    There is a massive difference between the suffragists and the suffragettes - and I can't remember which was which, unfortunately. However, give me Emily Davison and Ada Lovelace any day.
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    Ermm... Happy birthday... I guess xD


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    (Original post by cah846)
    There is a massive difference between the suffragists and the suffragettes - and I can't remember which was which, unfortunately. However, give me Emily Davison and Ada Lovelace any day.
    ****ing love Ada Lovelace. Also love that her mother got her into maths so she didn't write poetry like her father.
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    (Original post by just a dad)
    No, not one of you!

    Emmeline Pankhurst. 156 today.
    "Great woman"

    Yeah she fought for woman's rights but she didn't do it in the... Kindest manner. Wouldn't consider her a great woman myself - personally I think she hindered the vote as many men back then thought that because of the suffragettes actions they couldn't be trusted with the vote

    Millicent Fawcett was a much greater woman imo
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    (Original post by cah846)
    There is a massive difference between the suffragists and the suffragettes - and I can't remember which was which, unfortunately. However, give me Emily Davison and Ada Lovelace any day.
    Suffragettes - Emiline Pankhurst and daughters- used terrorist methods including bombing churches and attacking politicians to basically scare people into getting the vote

    Suffragists - Millicent Fawcett - used peaceful methods including flyers and public speaking to try and convince men that the best thing was for woman to get the vote

    Or perhaps the other way round, but I'm 80% sure it's that way xD
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    (Original post by just a dad)
    40 views and over four hours later not one person thinks the anniversary of Pankhurst's birth is worth noting?

    Disappointing.
    In my experience, people tend not to care much about historical figures' birthdays in general if they died a while ago. I expect you'd have got the same tepid response of 'oh is it? Well done that man/woman, now back to my life' if you'd tried it on with Churchill or Gandhi etc.

    Let's face it, if we sat around reflecting on and remembering individuals who contributed positively to society every day, nobody would get anything done.
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    (Original post by AdamCee)
    "Great woman"

    Yeah she fought for woman's rights but she didn't do it in the... Kindest manner. Wouldn't consider her a great woman myself - personally I think she hindered the vote as many men back then thought that because of the suffragettes actions they couldn't be trusted with the vote

    Millicent Fawcett was a much greater woman imo
    Fawcett was also a great woman, however the initial prompt for the OP was it being Pankhurst's birthday.
    Acknowledging EP's work in no way detracts from that of MF.
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    (Original post by just a dad)
    Fawcett was also a great woman, however the initial prompt for the OP was it being Pankhurst's birthday.
    Acknowledging EP's work in no way detracts from that of MF.
    Hm, fair enough I guess
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    (Original post by AdamCee)
    Suffragettes - Emiline Pankhurst and daughters- used terrorist methods including bombing churches and attacking politicians to basically scare people into getting the vote

    Suffragists - Millicent Fawcett - used peaceful methods including flyers and public speaking to try and convince men that the best thing was for woman to get the vote

    Or perhaps the other way round, but I'm 80% sure it's that way xD
    Hardly the most balanced and even handed summary.
 
 
 
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