Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

When Women Were Women, And Suffragettes Wielded Switches

Illustration for article titled When Women Were Women, And Suffragettes Wielded Switches

1909 was a violent year for the women's suffrage movement. "The most serious incident," says author Andrew Rosen, occurred "when Winston Churchill, who had just alighted from a railway carriage, was attacked by a suffragette wielding a riding-switch." [The Awl]

Advertisement

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

mehblahpfft
MehBlahPfft

Speaking as someone who has been smacked with a riding switch without her consent (I'm not kidding—Halloween in the Village can be dangerous) my heart goes out to PM Churchill.