Dandandandandandandan · 08/06/2017 11:17
It was 4 June when she did it and 8 June when she sadly died. YANBU to raise it at all!
Lots of interesting theories about what she meant to do. E.g. Believe - apparently you could only buy a return ticket that day because it was derby day!
The fact that she couldn't have seen which was the king's horse from the stands plus her position at the back - maybe she just meant to jump out with the sash and put it on a horse? Maybe she just meant to run across the track to raise awareness and thought all the horses had gone, as the king's horse was towards the back?
Also some evidence to show she and friends had been practising grabbing and stopping horses in the park in previous weeks.
She had stuff in her diary for after the race and that week.
So we'll never know, but her sacrifice was definitely not in vain, and should never be forgotten.
LanaKanesLeftNippleTassle · 08/06/2017 13:23
Thanks for posting this.
The sacrifices made by those brave women, must never, ever be forgotten.
It's so importantto remember that less than a 100 years ago, none of us would have had the right to do what we are doing today.
Please vote. Otherwise Emily (and others) died and suffered in vain.
And as you mark your paper spare a thought for all those women who still, in 2017, don't have a vote, or even a voice.
Make yours count.
DiseasesOfTheSheep · 08/06/2017 15:07
a woman to be admired
Well I suppose that's one point of view. Personally, I find casual acts of terrorism, endangering the jockey and the horse, and the multiple acts of violence EWD performed, to be reprehensible (not to mention foolhardy). It's not something I look for in a strong female role model, nor, in my opinion, was it a constructive or meaningful contribution to the suffrage campaign.
But that is, of course, just my point of view.
Peanutbuttercheese · 08/06/2017 15:31
You can actually see the incident on you tube of all places as it was caught on camera. I feel a bit uncomfortable posting this perchance its perceived as voyueristic but it's surprising it's out there. I found it a while ago whilst searching for other information about the suffragette movement.
Believeitornot · 08/06/2017 15:36
Nelson Mandela was also seen as a terrorist
At the end of the day it is a reminder that once upon a time, women were unable to vote. For me it is the reminder that the freedoms we now have did not always exist. And for that we should be grateful.
SleepOhHowIMissYou · 08/06/2017 18:58
Terrorism is defined as the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.
Emily Davison's actions endangered the lives of all the jockeys (and horses) on the field. Her action was either incredibly stupid or incredibly wicked depending on whether or not she intended to sacrifice herself. If it was the latter, how does she differ from Islamist extremist suicide bombers who harm the innocent?
Nelson Mandela is debatable, but comparing the Resistance and the attempted assignation of Hitler to terrorism is rather a stretch.
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