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🥦Following our earlier post for #COP26 on #vegetarianism, we wanted to share some insights & quotes from #suffrage activists who *were* #vegetarians 🥒🌶🍅

☮️ Vegetarianism was associated w/ peace, & standing up against the poor treatment of fellow living creatures 🐄🐑🦆🐖
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📣This quote from MrsDespard describes how #vegetarianism was linked to #socialjustice:

​🗣“The #women ’s movement relates to the other great movements of the world…The awakened instinct which feels the call of the sub-human, which says ‘I am the voice of the voiceless.'"
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🥖🐁Some #vegetarian #suffragettes who went to prison got better food. Nancy John describes prisoners declaring they were vegetarian to avoid eating mouse-eaten bread.
​🗣“When they said they were vegetarians they were given milk - it was really the milk that kept them alive.” 3/
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It's naïve to think the police NEVER misuse violence - it's well documented.

Short THREAD on #militant #suffragettes, who helped women get the vote

And let's not forget the brutal miner's strike, or the poll tax riots, which helped end the draconian tax, & get rid of Thatcher. ImageImage
On Black Friday, 18 November 1910, suffragettes were kicked to the ground, punched, & their breasts were pinched.

Independent newspapers, later banned by the government, clever photo journalism, & mass protests all brought the cause for women's rights to the public eye. Image
Elsie Flint, a militant suffragette, recalled in the 1970s: "People laugh & say what ridiculous things to do, but it was never done for fun. They had to get the notice of the public and that was their way of doing it."

The slogan #DeedsNotWords was adopted. Image
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We're looking 👀 at Black Minority Ethnic herstories🧑🏿👩🏽 over #Lockdown & researching BAME suffrage activists in #Scotland ✊🏿✊🏽✊🏾 for 'Celebrating Scotland's Suffragettes'! So here's info👇🏾on 💥Ms Jessie Margaret Soga💥(1870-1954) in this thread👇🏾#BlackHistoryMonth
We're still gathering research 📚 & we've not found a picture of her YET🤞🏽but so far we know
Jessie Margaret Soga was:
* a 'prime mover' &Joint Secretary of the Women's Freedom League (Hillhead/Glasgow Branch)

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#BlackHistoryMonthUK #BlackHistoryMonth2020 #BlackLivesMatter
* a regular donor of money, items and time to both the Women's Freedom League and the WSPU (Women's Social & Political Union)
* a singer and singing teacher, who trained in Milan and won a Royal Academy award

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#BlackLivesMatterUK #Suffrage #Suffragettes 1899 Glasgow Herald - Miss Soga offers singing lessons in Gl
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Read up. Here's what you might've missed over the weekend and today from the @chitribopinions pages in the @chicagotribune. #vaccine #parks #dnc1968 #fortlori #racism #suffragettes / thread follows
... columnist @cptime looks at how Kamala Harris endures soft racism from those on the right who push the "What is she" questions about her family ethnicity. chicagotribune.com/columns/claren…
... columnist @EricZorn defends "Fort Lori" and @chicagosmayor's right to have peaceful refuge at her home. chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-z…
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THREAD Inspired by @EEWomensMuseum #womenshistoryonmywalk I set about finding women's history in @LBofHavering Discovered we've no @EnglishHeritage #blueplaques but we're not without #LocalHistory So spent my #BankHoliday learning about some incredible #womenofhavering Meet them! Image
Musician @imogenheap has 2 @RecordingAcad ,1 @IvorsAcademy award & 1 @DramaDeskAwards Classically trained in piano, cello & clarinet, she began song writing at 13. She has an honorary doctorate from @BerkleeCollege & composed the #music for @CursedChildLDN #womenofhavering Image
#JillyCooper born in #Hornchurch is a journalist, #author & media superstar. The author of many #1 bestselling novels including Riders, Rivals & Polo. She was appointed #OBE in 2004 for services to #literature & now lives in Gloucestershire with her beloved pets. #womenofhavering Image
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In celebration of 100 years of votes for women in the UK I thought I’d share a little microhistory with you all #suffragettes
A while ago I thought I'd look into the Alexander Waddel prize @UofGlasgow 'awarded annually to the woman student most distinguished in the tutorial work of the Honours class of English Literature'. Like a number of others I know on Twitter I won this back in the day.
So I thought I'd look into who was responsible for the bequest etc. Turns out it was Helen E. Waddel in 1942. I asked the university about her, but they didn't know anything else universitystory.gla.ac.uk/award/?id=279
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