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Suffragette Ruthless Rhymes of Martial Militants

Suffragette Ruthless Rhymes of Martial Militants. Suffragette Ruthless Rhymes of Martial Militants, book of satirical cartoons written and illustrated by Nelson Harding. Illustration. With dynamite sweet Milicent, Blew up the House of Parliament. Millys always up to tricks! Ain t she cute? Shes twenty-six! Date: 1914

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Suffragette Ruthless Rhymes of Martial Militants: A Satirical Look into the Militant Suffrage Movement of 1914 This illustration is taken from the book "Ruthless Rhymes of Martial Militants," a collection of satirical cartoons written and illustrated by Nelson Harding. Published in 1914, this book offered a unique perspective on the militant suffrage movement, using humor and wit to shed light on the tenacious spirit of the suffragettes. The illustration features Milicent Fawcett, a prominent figure in the suffrage movement, depicted with a mischievous grin and a lit stick of dynamite. The caption reads, "With dynamite, sweet Milicent, Blew up the House of Parliament. Milly's always up to tricks! Ain't she cute? She's twenty-six!" The playful tone of the rhyme belies the seriousness of the suffragettes' actions, which included acts of civil disobedience and property damage, as they fought for women's right to vote. At the time, Milicent Fawcett was a respected leader in the suffrage movement, advocating for peaceful protests and legislative change. However, this illustration highlights the perception of the militant suffragettes, who were seen as radical and even violent by some. The cartoon serves as a reminder of the complex and nuanced nature of the suffrage movement, which was characterized by both peaceful activism and more confrontational tactics. This illustration is a fascinating glimpse into the history of the suffrage movement, offering a unique perspective on a pivotal moment in women's history. The satirical cartoons in "Ruthless Rhymes of Martial Militants" continue to captivate and inspire, providing a window into the past and a reminder of the power of activism and perseverance.

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