Red Dead Suffragettes: When violence against women is reflected in our culture

The video of an in-game attack on an “annoying feminist” is a prime example of how endemic male rage against political women is in every aspect of our culture.

Birmingham, 1914: three young men confront a woman in the street and ask if she is a suffragette. When she says yes, the boys tear off her clothes, cover them in tar and set the pile alight, leaving her in front of the fire, traumatised and nearly naked.

America, 1917: 33 suffragists are arrested for picketing the White House and demanding the vote. Taken to Virginia’s Occoquan Workhouse, the women found themselves at the mercy of the prison superintendent, W.H. Whittaker, who...
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2018-11-08 19:45
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