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Women in History: Muriel Matters is a Fierce Femme

Women Suffragists in the early 1900’s were a force to be reckoned with and could not be stopped.

Despite being heckled, beaten, threatened and arrested they refused to back down until women won the right to vote. In London, England, on October 28, 1908 Muriel Matters chained herself to a grille, that separated men from women in the house of Parliament, to speak up for women’s rights. She along with several other women were arrested for the disobedience, but their spirits weren’t broken. A few months later Muriel rented an airbus to float above London and dropped suffragist leaflets on the city below.

Read the full story here: Activistswithattitude.com/grille-baby-grille-muriel-matters-acts-for-justice/

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