What oppressive patriarchy looked like in the modern cradle of parliamentary democracy. What heroic lengths women went to win the franchise. I couldn't help but think of the 53% of white women who voted Trump last fall.
Informative and well-done movie about courageous women 100 years ago.
Yikes. This historically-accurate movie is a shocker. This was us 100 years ago! Well, actually it takes place in Britain, but close enough. Defenseless women being clubbed to the ground by police with billy sticks, and then kicked while lying there. A woman even had her child taken away because she was demonstrating. Women who were just demonstrating peacefully to be able to vote in elections! It is important to note that this was just a small fraction of women. They were doubly brave because it wasn't just men who took the other side. Many other women expressed the sentiment that "the men know best" and "i have no interest in voting, my decision".
A very confronting movie depicting the reality of the struggle of women to have their voices heard. I have never really thought about what it took to achieve the right to vote and although the movie skimmed over the real brutality faced by women in the suffragette movement, it generated a desire for me to really explore this subject further and fully understand what happened. What shocked me most was the closing credits highlighting when voting rights were gained across the globe, or not depending on the country.
Vastly over-hyped movie. Cinematography was horrid, with few scenes where it isn't in a room lit only with candle light. This film would probably appeal to those who fully embrace the feminist movement, forgiving the endless dialogue and shoddy acting.
Women and society today need to thank all the brave Suffragettes (our grandmothers and great-grandmothers) world-wide who had the tenacity and strength to endure violence and abuse as well as public shaming and condemnation to win social change and equality. Women who had no rights to their children, no rights to equality or justice, no rights to hold public office or purchase land, and suffered violence (along with their children) at the hands of their husbands and fathers. Unfortunately there is still inequality today and countries/religious practices which successfully continue to oppress both women and children. All peoples must continue to speak out and effect change.
Very good documentary type movie. As a woman, I appreciate the sacrifices made by women of that time to gain the vote for women. It was enlightening to read the list of countries and the year women were give the right to vote. I would definately recommend this movie.
Eh. I thought the film dragged on. I wanted to like it so much more!
Great movie. To me the word Suffragette always had a negative connation attached to it. I did not realize that they were heroes.
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