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jellyroll22:

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This picture depicts Edith Garrud, a womens’ suffrage jiu-jitsu master. She trained up a 30-woman-strong bodyguard squad who guarded militant suffragist leader Emmeline Pankhurst in the 1910s. They fought police, broke windows, burnt buildings and bombed train stations, all to get the vote.*

And starting today, you can read about their adventures in a new comic series called Suffrajitsu. Thought some of you might want to know. 🙂 

* = the arson, bombings, and other destruction was explicitly against property only; to my knowledge nobody was ever hurt in those actions

Where’s the movie about her?! I keep hearing about all these badass women and yet no one is making movies or shows about them! Grr!

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Suffragette, starring Meryl Streep as suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, is due out later in 2015. It also stars Helena Bonham-Carter and Carey Mulligan.

You now are obligated to see it and make sure it does well. 😉

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