100 years of suffrage

In 1918, 100 years ago, the United Kingdom granted property-owning British women the right to vote. It took another decade before the women in that country had the same voting rights as men.

Thousands of British women celebrated earlier this month with parades and banners. They remembered the controversial, sometimes militant, suffragettes who went on hunger strikes, broke windows and set off bombs in pursuit of their right to vote.

“They were really quite anarchic,” artist Quilla Constance remarked in an article in The Dallas Morning News. “They had to really fight. And we still have to fight.”

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