Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Emily Davison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Emily Davison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Emily Davison
Though there had been some movement in the Houses of Parliament with regards to women’s rights, some historians argue that Emily’s act at the Derby so horrified those in charge that they were even more against the right to vote for women. They argued that if a highly educated woman, such as Emily, was willing to do what she did, what could society expect of less educated women? Therefore, by that logic, an extension of the vote to women would plunge British society into bedlam.
Looked her up after watching Grace Petrie sing "Emily Davison Blues":

Then, after reading up at Wikipedia, was curious what Greg Kihn's elegy sounded like, but wasn't able to find  it online.
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