Flicking through the archives…

21 Oct

A couple of old Times articles about the suffragettes were sent around the Climate Rush list, and they are amazing. Partly because they show how much hasn’t changed – the reporting is pretty unsympathetic towards the protestors and quite disbelieving about police brutality (even though there are hundreds of personal accounts from this day which attest to beatings and sexual attacks at the hands of the police and two women later died as a result of this day). But the great thing, is that articles like this remind us of how much has changed. How much can change. All you environmentalists, feminists, social justice campaigners who often get derided in the press or by your peers – it’s fun to think that other movements started out in exactly the same way. And won.

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