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JUSTIFIABLE VIOLENCE? Were the Su ragettes’ criminal deeds defensible, given the ultimate goal – or This our current perspective hypocritical?

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LETTER OF THE MONTH

RE-EVALUATING SUFFRAGETTES

It continually surprises me that there seems to be no room for debate about the actions of the Su ragettes (In Pictures, November 2015). These women were, in your words, “willing to face violence... and unspeakable brutality” for the right to vote. True, but decidedly one-sided. The Su ragettes broke the law countless times, yet we forgive it; they blew up personal property, yet we rationalise and even support it; they nearly killed innocent people, yet we idolise it. It strikes me as more than a little hypocritical that we admire Gandhi, Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr for their non-violence, but the Su ragettes for their violence. Just because we now believe in what they fought for doesn’t mean that we should approve of their ideologies or excuse their crimes.

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