Split Second Story

These incredible women who risked their reputation and lives for the right to vote are memorialised on this deck of playing cards.

The story of the Suffragettes who transformed the traditional view of women and their place in British public life are told in 54 images.

More than 1,000 women were imprisoned for their acts of civil disobedience. Blink and we might miss their story as we play our card game.

For Becky’s Past Squares this month and for the old Daily Post Photo Challenge, Split Second Story.

8 Comments

  1. I think the Suffragettes changed society in Great Britain very much for the better. It’s a shame that their efforts aren’t really celebrated more openly though. It’s almost as if the “establishment” acknowledge the change but aren’t hugely in favour of giving it some good publicity over the intervening 100 years or so.

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    1. Some of the cartoons at that time were terrible. Yet these women kept protesting until women got the vote. Perhaps people are reluctant because it exposes their previously mistaken beliefs? I don’t know. Just grateful I can vote now especially as people had to fight so hard for it.

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      1. I agree. The prejudices held at the time were awful and, in some respects, remain today with regard to different aspects of society. The establishment don’t like challenges to their authority, to their instructions as it were. Through their control over media channels of various descriptions they have, kind of, kept a lid on the story of the Suffragettes and their actions. I don’t see it being taught to school children or on many bookshelves (maybe I am being a little old fashioned).

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