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e to be si­lenced and need a gness to be mil­i­tant. ut they must also use the fact that are women to their ad­van­tage.” e many suf­fragettes Em­me­line was ed re­peat­edly, once at the gates of ng­ham Palace in 1914, and went nger strike in Hol­loway Prison. e led marches un­der the suf­fragette urs of pur­ple, white and green sent­ing loy­alty, pu­rity and hope. r three daugh­ters all be­came key s in the WSPU but Sylvia and Adela ex­pelled over ide­o­log­i­cal dif­fer­which led to a bit­ter fam­ily rift. len, whose book Deeds not Words, Story of Women’s Rights has a ce on the suf­fragettes, added: “All our role mod­els are in some way flawed, so let’s ad­mire Em­me­line as a fan­tas­tic charis­matic leader who changed pol­i­tics and women’s ideas in them­selves.

“All the suf­fragettes died with their work un­fin­ished. They wouldn’t be en­cour­ag­ing us to cel­e­brate the past.

“They would be say­ing, ‘We opened the doors and started things. Now con­tinue the strug­gle, keep march­ing.’”

Labour’s Shadow Home Sec­re­tary Diane Ab­bott said: “On the cen­te­nary of women’s suf­frage it is im­por­tant to re­mem­ber all those who fought so tena­ciously for women’s rights.

“They did not win by just ask­ing for their rights. They had to fight for them.”

SOLEMN: 1928 burial in Lon­don WOMEN’S WAR­RIOR Em­me­line, who died 90 years ago this week, was for­mi­da­ble

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