Emily Davison Throws Herself Under The Kings… 1913

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  • To our modern way of thinking, women having a vote is a non-issue. It's amazing that such suffering had to occur for something that should never have been an issue in the first place. Women in South Australia had the right to vote in 1894. That included indigenous women. Sadly, while white women were given the right to vote in the Australian federation in 1901, following the example of South Australia, indigenous women were excluded.

    RCbeastly 8th Mar 2013
  • "It's amazing that such suffering had to occur for something that should never have been an issue in the first place". RCbeastly I totally agree with you. In Italy (the country I am from) women could not vote until 1945, (1944 in France), in Switzerland women were granted right to vote only in 1971! Just unbelievable.

    Gala Bianchi 2nd Jun 2013
  • You're just repeating an urban myth to write of 'Emily Davison throwing herself under the King's horse.' It's clear from from the video that she didn't do that. As the commentary correctly states, 'She grabbed at the horse's reins, pulling it down.' She my have been trying to attach a scarf to the bridle, but that's very different from trying to kill herself.

    mgreen 2nd Sep 2013

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