The suffragettes are alive and kicking in the UK . . .

Even The New York Times has picked up on the feisty British women who have a Suffragette Summer School scheduled for September 2012. A new generation of activists are looking to their suffrage tradition and history to propel themselves into motion. Is the suffrage movement a thing of the past? “No,” they respond in a loud voice.

This side of the Atlantic there’s not quite as much matching the enthusiasm and passion of linking the past with the present, although this is changing, especially during this election season. For too long the American suffrage movement has been put on the shelf as something old fashioned and stuffy. So let’s take a close look at the UK and check out the Suffragette Summer School.

There’s a series of links from the UK  and US media that puts the Suffragette Summer School into perspective. Link #1   Link #2   Link #3  Link #4

This video link gives an overview:

Photo: 1908. A suffragette meeting in Caxton Hall, Manchester, England. Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence and Emmeline Pankhurst stand in the center of the platform. New York Times photo album. Image is in the public domain.

Find out more about Suffrage Wagon News Channel.


5 responses to “The suffragettes are alive and kicking in the UK . . .

  1. Reblogged this on SSS News & Notes and commented:
    Women are getting suffragette training a la Emmeline Pankhurst in Britain. The suffrage movement was about demanding the right to vote. There are still rights that as women we are entitled to, so there is still the need to demand and fight. Go UK suffragettes!

  2. Excellent! Thanks for the info. I reblogged on the Saints, Sisters, and Sluts News & Notes page. 🙂

  3. Like the suffrage news. Thanks.

  4. I like hearing about the women of the UK. If you did more, it would be most interesting.

  5. I love the diversity of the coverage of the US and around the world.

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