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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