Suffragettes Packing a Punch!
Fabric flowers from the Woman Suffrage Parade in Washington 1913.
Suffragette- a term coined to belittle them. These steadfast women wore lacey Edwardian clothing to present themselves as non-threatening delicate conformists. Look closely past the beautiful knit cardigans and you'll find practical shoes for dashing out of harm's way, hat pins ready for self defense, and often a small toffee hammer in a pocket to break windows. Some even trained in jiu jitsu to protect themselves and others when things escalated. Read more...