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Emily Davison Suffragette Martyr At the 1913 Epsom Derby, a 41-year-old British suffragette named Emily Davison wanted to attract attention to her cause. Her plan was to disrupt the race by entering the course and pinning a pro-suffragette ribbon on a racehorse owned by King George V. As the archival footage shows, Davison was violently bowled over by the horse. She died a few days later.
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Added: 25th November 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-11-25 
According to some sources, Emily Davison's actions that day actually set back the cause of women's suffrage in Britain. Some saw her ill-fated publicity stunt as evidence that women were too irrational to be allowed to vote.
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-11-26 
You've got to admit that walking out in front of a herd of thundering hooves isn't exactly the most rational decision she could have made.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-11-26 
I'm glad you said it first, Naomi.

One culd srgue that Emily Daivson did educate th public: People learned not to do what she did. It hasn't been done for more than 95 years.
Posted by: Classico on 2008-11-30 
Geez! The jockey was injured and the horse had to be euthanized.

What a stupid thing to do.

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