Was the Suffragettes’ Description of Women as Slaves Justifiable?

The women’s suffrage movement was saturated with metaphors of “shackles,” “bonds” and “slavery”

Emmeline Pankhurst, the militant English suffragette who once said, ‘I would rather be a rebel than a slave.’ Photo: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images

By Ana Stevenson | Edited by Nigel Warburton

We are in the midst of a global commemorative epoch. The Great War ended a century ago, an anniversary that has been widely…

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