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Suffragists - how women fought for freedom

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What would you think if you saw on the streets of your city a demonstration from ... 30000 women carrying posters with the inscription: "Provo vote women" and loudly singing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" - "Glory, glory, halleluya!" At least you would be very surprised . But men were also surprised at this on the streets of American and English cities, where exactly the same thing happened exactly 117 years ago.



Suffragists picket the White House.

Then, in the struggle of women for their equality with men in the political and economic fields, everything went: rallies and pickets, distribution of leaflets and chaining themselves to the doors of men's toilets, and when all this turned out to be not enough, radical tools went into action: hidden in elegant women's muffs, lace umbrellas and knitting needles and whips. All means, considered British and American women, are good in the fight against the power of men. Women dismantled pavements and threw cobblestones at police officers, threw them into shop windows and political figures, and then even explosives went into action!


Suffragist movement was ridiculed in the press. On suffragist drew a lot of cartoons. For example, on the top of this inscription: "And this is the love that will make the world turn over?"

It was then, at the beginning of the twentieth century, of a very decisive type of lady in hats with flowers and slippers, as well as in suede and coarse woolen gloves (middle-class suffragists did not shy away from simple working women, if only they shared their ideas!) They organized street scandals and, despising all the norms of upbringing and Christian morality, they desperately blasphemed in order to attract attention, thrashed the policemen with umbrellas, and in response they did not hesitate to thrash most real ladies with their wooden clubs. When they found themselves in prisons on charges of violating public decency and order, they went on hunger strikes and all this for the sake of civil liberties, which women of that time were deprived of. It is difficult to give an unambiguous assessment of their radical activities. But it is indisputable that the suffragist movement has achieved the result and, although today's young people don’t even know the words, in memory of those years, our favorite spring holiday has remained, at whose origins the suffragists were indefatigable and obsessed with their ideas.

Suffragists - how women fought for freedom

This is how the suffering women tried to feed the starving women in prison in a violent way.


It all began, by the way, from the fact that Emmelin Pankhurst (1858 – 1928) could not forget the words of her father, somehow said by him over her bed: “What a pity that she is not a boy!” Poor father Emmeline then even and did not suspect that his daughter would think at that moment about the fact that if all people are equal in the Bible, then why are "boys better than girls" and they are allowed all that girls are deprived of. Thus, with just one of his sentences, he changed not only his daughter's entire life, but the life of the women of America and Europe, no more and no less!

However, referring to the same Jane Austen novels, we can see that the men themselves were to blame for the development of women's emancipation! Let's open the novel “Pride and Prejudice” and read that men demanded from young ladies to be spiritually developed, and for this they could play music, spoke French and German, were well-read, in a word, “develop their mind”. But, starting with this, women did not want to stop, so it turns out that, demanding development from their girlfriends, men already at the beginning of the 19 century saw the same bitch on which they sat.


"Saloon for emancipated women"

Well, having received a primary education, women began to demand equal rights with men. Moreover, in addition to the provision of suffrage, suffragists also sought the right to property, higher education, the right to divorce, and equal wages with men. Already in the first manifesto sufragistok, called the "Declaration of feelings", proclaimed: "All men and women are created equal." Everything, in general, the Bible is not it? And at first the struggle of women for civil liberties had a decent character. But neither the men, nor the leaders of the government paid attention to the letters to the newspapers and the deputies of the parliament and the congress, nor the agitation on the streets, the debates and speeches of Hyde Park. And then the women realized that only force could achieve something from such an “animal as a man” and moved on to an active struggle.


A vintage postcard against the movement of suffragists, containing a hint at the stormy discussion of the “lost link” between a monkey and man, which at that time was supposed to provoke men's indignation.

Many emancipated women already had a good education by this time. Their minds were developed by reading, therefore their actions were distinguished by great ingenuity and pronounced shocking. Suffragists dug up golf courses at night - exclusively men's games, knifes cut pictures (in particular, they were very annoyed by Velazquez's “Venus in front of the mirror” and others like her, who, in their opinion, insulted women's dignity and threatened to physically harm members of the government, , of course, regularly staged riots.)

Among the male politicians, especially hated by suffragists, in the first place was Winston Churchill, to whom they harbored particular hostility. The reason for this was that when one of the suffragists publicly called him a drunken dork, Churchill said: "I will sober up tomorrow, and your legs will be crooked and will remain." Naturally, such an answer was considered by all ladies suffragists to be an insult to themselves and they decided to settle accounts with it. There were threats to Churchill, stones were thrown at him, they tried to beat him with sticks and even with a whip. The whip as a result of the woman who attempted on Churchill was taken away, but he didn’t think of anything better than to give his wife as a winning trophy.



Emily Davinson. On the chest - the reward movement.

Very soon, her heroines and martyrs appeared among suffragists. The most famous among which was Emily Davison. They talked about her as an outright radicalist because she planted a bomb in the house of David Lloyd George. The bomb exploded and seriously damaged the new building, but, fortunately, no one died. Even comrades in the movement did not approve of such "drastic" measures. She was arrested nine times for her actions, went on hunger strike in prison and was force-fed. Protesting against him, she threw herself down a ten-meter ladder and suffered serious injuries. Emily Davison was killed during the English Derby at the races in Epsom in 1913, when she ran out to the stadium to meet the stallion Enmer, who belonged to King George V. under the hoof and four days later died in hospital from his injuries. At the memorial service in London on June 14, which became widespread, many carried posters with inscriptions: “Give me freedom or let me die” and even more radical “Freedom or death”. On the tombstone of her was carved a memorable phrase "Deeds, not words." Thus, the suffragists movement acquired its martyr, in whose name many women swore, embarking on the thorny path of struggle for gender equality.


The martyrdom of Emily Davinson. A unique photo from Epsom.

However, not only such horrible actions suffragist attracted participation to the problem of emancipation. They very skillfully attracted the attention of the public by very spectacular and truly colorful processions. Women walked through the streets in elegant white dresses with chains of flowers, holding in their hands the flags of the suffrage movement. At the same time, they either sang the “Anthem of the Republic”, or they went with a chilling cry-howl to the thunder of drums and wind instruments. Parades were massive and carefully organized. Naturally, the crowd of onlookers gathered to gawk at all this.

However, the suffragers were not shunned by equally well-organized violent actions, the so-called “Crystal Night” was the most famous of which in London. Then the women, who brought stones and hammers into the muffs, began to beat the shop windows and windows in the houses, and when police squads were thrown against them, the policeman also got hammers! Special awards have been developed and instituted for the special achievements in the movement of the suffragist women.


Another postcard against suffragist women. Faces are clearly unattractive and even more ...

However, the movement of suffragist women was suppressed in a very cruel way. Women were beaten with batons, massively imprisoned, and even banished to hard labor.

But ... the case crowns the bottom line. The sacrifices made by the women of England and the USA were not in vain in the end, and they achieved their goal. Moreover ... now few people are surprised that when in Canada men were allowed to ride in the subway with a naked torso in the heat above 35 degrees, the women immediately demanded appropriate permission. “It’s not necessary that we exercise this right,” said one of the leaders of the Canadian gender equality movement, “but we are in favor of having this right!”


"Women vote, and men bathe children."

P.S. A number of wonderfully filmed TV series are devoted today to the topic of women's emancipation and the changes taking place in society, among which should be called “Lady Happiness” based on the novel by Emil Zola (1996) and Downton Abbey (2010). And, of course, how not to recall the legendary "Great Race" (1965)
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  1. XII Legion
    XII Legion 8 March 2018 07: 44
    +20
    The suffragist movement is a serious phenomenon
    Along with various other movements "for liberation" or "equality"
    They achieved what they wanted, but nobody felt better.
    Our women, I hope, are happier.
    Interesting and clear
    Thank you!
    1. Opera
      Opera 9 March 2018 09: 17
      +3
      Well-intentioned paved road to hell! By the way, looking at the pictures you can smile - those suffragists looked quite feminine and flirty!) The woman was created weak and dependent. There is nothing shameful about it! This is the strength of a woman aimed at creating a family and maintaining a home! What the struggle with its own nature led to can be seen in all its glance by looking at the European ladies ... Yes, what a sin it is to conceal even some of ours.
  2. bober1982
    bober1982 8 March 2018 08: 24
    +8
    The suffragists, of course, did not fight for freedom; on beautiful ladies they worked out various processes - family destruction, civil protests, riots, disobedience to the authorities, etc.
    All these experiments on women turned out to be successful, followed by no less impressive events - the sexual revolution, gender equality, the Femen group, Pusi Wright, etc., this is, to say in passing.
    1. Boris55
      Boris55 8 March 2018 10: 09
      +4
      Who we are is determined even in early childhood - what toys we play, cars or dolls, that is what we become. In adulthood, our business determines who we are. Nature has determined for us men's affairs and women's affairs: women give birth, men protect. Women engaged in male affairs (business woman) and men engaged in female affairs (housewives) go against nature. Such a society is doomed to degradation and extinction.

      ps. Guys, don’t forget that March 8th in the new style is February 23rd in the old style. laughing
      1. kalibr
        8 March 2018 10: 29
        +3
        Good comment! Thank!
      2. K.A.S.
        K.A.S. 8 March 2018 18: 22
        +1
        No one knows what nature has in mind. A woman can guard (drive a car, shoot, etc.) no worse than a man, but a man will never give birth! I know a welder woman so she cooks no worse than a man. Married have children! Why would she do things that for some reason society suddenly decided to consider women?
        Yes and no, this male division is female work now. For example, in business, physical strength is not important. But the brains are important. And why doesn’t a woman with brains use them in business and become a businesswoman!
    2. Monarchist
      Monarchist 8 March 2018 16: 41
      +4
      Beaver, you know, but you touched on an interesting point: the suffragists had the idea of ​​equality, and these same “busirayt” what is their idea? I don’t want to offend women, but in my opinion: these “cats” need a good man so that you *** are good. My mother, when she found out about them, she said, “I’ve gotten over it: if they are engaged in work and work, they will be engaged in foolishness”
      I remembered a bearded anecdote (I hope women will react with humor): the peasant henpecked, had a lazy wife. She "boasted" everything: it hurts both. She got a husband and a doctor. The doctor understood what was happening and said: “I have the most gorgeous pills, I got it by pulling, so I will give it to you, take it carefully” and in the ear with the right one, and then for balance and the left starved. A man comes and says: “the doctor gave a“ miracle pill, ”but it’s secret,“ my wife's curiosity leaped up and let's beg for what and how. The man turned his right ear. Immediately "cured" and as an electronic run in. A man comes to the doctor and says: “it helped at once, but give this to others” and the doctor’s ear
  3. Ingvar 72
    Ingvar 72 8 March 2018 08: 25
    +5
    Suffragettes, or rather organizers of the suffragists movement, almost all were lesbians. This movement gave rise to the organization of feminists, most of whom were also supporters of same-sex love.
    Again, Grigory Klimov has a lot of information.
    I’m a supporter of the words “A woman’s strength is in her weakness” or “A nocturnal night cuckoo has a bite to eat”. It is very bad that modern women have begun to forget about their natural strength, and are trying to measure themselves with men. It’s the same as digging with a crowbar and hammering with a shovel. request
    1. Monarchist
      Monarchist 8 March 2018 16: 46
      +3
      Ingvar, everything is fine, but in moderation, otherwise the distortions begin: you’re not looking at a woman or a man, but your father knows that, or vice versa it’s a super fuck
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 12 March 2018 12: 06
        0
        Anyway, but if there were no women 100 years ago,
        neither among teachers, nor among doctors, now there are more than half of the women there.
        And the trend is spreading all over a wider range of professions.
        And this cannot but affect the family. It’s one thing when a husband works, and
        the wife is not and does the house, and the other is when both work and earn the same.
        Family changes are inevitable.
  4. Korsar4
    Korsar4 8 March 2018 09: 01
    +4
    Illustrations are successful.
    I think a good example of the rebirth of the holiday.
    There is a pretext, but we will fill it with our content.
  5. populist
    populist 8 March 2018 09: 30
    +7
    Feminization is now used by globalists to destroy families, nations, and nation states. This social phenomenon serves as one of the means of affirming globalism. The suffragist movement was the forerunner of modern feminism.
    The authorities of the Russian Federation in this matter are monkeying, however, as always. The article is interesting. love
    1. The centurion
      The centurion 8 March 2018 12: 47
      +1
      Quote: populist
      The suffragists movement was the forerunner of modern feminism.

      Tracking the causal relationships in the social and sexual behavior of human society as a whole and of individuals in particular, using the methods of historical analogy, extrapolation and prolongation, I fully anticipate the restoration of matriarchy in the modern world in a form that is still unknown to us. The restoration will be preceded by the victory of the feminist revolution. The most radical and extremist circles of world feminism are already frantically rushing to power today, using the most unscrupulous methods and methods of discrediting the patriarchate. Some achievements of feminism have already been listed: sexual revolution, gender equality (more precisely, gender chauvinism of the LGBT community), Femen groups, Pusi Wright, a woman with a beard at Eurovision, etc. Now another trend is in fashion - an epic with “sexual harassment”. Until our country has not yet come, but not yet evening. Moreover, because of our ignorance, things can be much worse, or better. For example, everything can be reduced only to cheerful humor (new Russian daughters, Verka Serdyuchka, etc.). But Russian women (as well as men) are unpredictable. What if, after the victory of feminism in a single country, monuments and temples will begin to be destroyed as the legacy of the old world patriarchy. The case can go to forced castration.
      The victory of the feminist revolution is quite real, because, apparently, the men themselves are tired of the power, responsibility, leadership role and other obliging components of the patriarchate and will not strongly resist. Well, what will happen next, after the triumphal procession of feminism in the country?
      Due to the peculiarities of the female mind, (recalling that the world champion in chess plays at the level of, at best, the international master), psyche and biology will take the most desperate passages and build an imperious monopoly, compared to which the legendary "dictatorship of the proletariat" will seem easy fun
      In general, God forbid to see a woman’s revolt, senseless and merciless ...
      1. Monarchist
        Monarchist 8 March 2018 17: 28
        +2
        comrades: Sotnik, Narodnik, you have well-founded fears: globalization, frenzied feminism - these are links of one chain. The saddest thing is that globalization, that feminism had good intentions, but certainly: "the road was sent to hell with good intentions." The President and you and I need to think: how to find a middle ground? Otherwise, FIG knows what than in the future it will all turn out.
        In my opinion, if we pay more attention to women and pamper a little, but a little bit, and this is the guarantee of calm.
        “Blue” people are not held in high esteem among the peoples living in Russia (I was told by a peasant three years ago: “all ne *** m must be chopped off the whole“ economy ”with an ax). So far this threat does not threaten us, and then?
  6. Mamka pula
    Mamka pula 8 March 2018 09: 33
    +19
    Our equality has become the right of women to work in orange vests on railway
    Well him
    1. Moore
      Moore 8 March 2018 10: 16
      +4
      Well, actually, at the time of WWII, thousands of women worked on earthworks during the construction of the Murmansk railway. Before vests, there were still 40-50 years ...
  7. Mikado
    Mikado 8 March 2018 10: 28
    +9
    awesome article, thanks!
    What would you think when you see on the streets of your city a demonstration of ... 30000 women carrying posters with the words: “Vote for women” and loudly singing “The fighting anthem of the republic” - “Glory, glory, hallelujah!” At least you would be very surprised.

    Joke. An English lord is sitting in a mansion, hears some kind of noise, calls for a butler.
    Lord (in the voice of Nikita Mikhalkov):
    “Barrymore, who's that noise over there?”
    “These are London gays, sir.”
    - Рђ С З РµРіРѕ РѕРЅРё С ... РѕС‚СЏС ‚?
    - Same-sex love, sir!
    - But what, they are forbidden?
    “No sir.”
    “Then why the hell are they, damn it, Barrymore?” (straightens the bandage around his head, tries to pinch his ears)
    - Pi ... races, sir ...


    I understand perfectly well that I allowed obscene vocabulary, but I ask you not to take harsh measures - you won’t throw words out of a joke! wink drinks just an example of stupid (and not so) demonstrations! drinks
    My friends, congratulate your ladies on the holiday! Let there be happiness in the family, everyone will be healthy, and men should take care of the rest. A man in general should be a bear - calm, reasonable, and for whom you can always hide. soldier

    Warm words I want to say to our ladies on the forum. love Girls, you are few, but you brighten up our hairy-bearded team. I wish you happiness!
    and from myself - I want to congratulate Elena on the Holiday (ruskih). Let everythnig will be alright! love
    1. ruskih
      ruskih 8 March 2018 12: 02
      +4
      Nikolay! love Thanks a lot for the wishes! love I wish you happiness! love
      1. Mikado
        Mikado 8 March 2018 12: 19
        +4
        Elena, what would we do without you! I am deeply grateful to you for your help in a number of photographs for articles, brilliantly, divinely! Few people on the site can do that. good happiness to you and your family.love "You cannot live in the world without women, no!" Great Martinson to the rescue! good
    2. Monarchist
      Monarchist 8 March 2018 17: 31
      +2
      Mikado, thanks for the joke and picture
      1. Mikado
        Mikado 8 March 2018 20: 58
        +1
        I bow to you! drinks We men must be strong, condescending, and loving. hi in this case, the bear is the best archetype. yes
  8. Serge Gorely
    Serge Gorely 8 March 2018 12: 33
    +3
    Suffragettes, childfree, other Sydoras are good ... Muslim black Europe - as a result .. Is that good?
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  10. Romulus
    Romulus 8 March 2018 13: 08
    +1
    Quote: Mikado

    0
    Mikado Today, 12:54 ↑
    men, just congratulate women! soldier to us without them .. no way

    drinks fellow Gently kiss your hand .. happy holiday love
  11. Weyland
    Weyland 8 March 2018 13: 52
    +3
    “It is not necessary that we take advantage of this right,” said one of the leaders of the Canadian movement for gender equality, “but we are in favor of having this right!”
    wassat
    "From the fact that a man is physically unable to give birth - it does not follow that he has no right to give birth!"
    Men, in general, are themselves to blame for having dismissed women ...
    1. Boris55
      Boris55 8 March 2018 13: 55
      +4
      Quote: Weyland
      Men, in general, are themselves to blame for having dismissed women ...

      You are not right. Women, through instincts, have always ruled men. One of the first petroglyphs discovered in 1847 in North Africa (Tiut). Figure F. Jacot
      1. Mikado
        Mikado 11 March 2018 16: 36
        +2
        By the way, Boris, an interesting relationship looms in the picture. what The primitive philosopher painted! good I bow to you for your comment! hi
      2. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 12 March 2018 11: 57
        0
        A great example of the art of matriarchy.
        1. Boris55
          Boris55 13 March 2018 08: 52
          0
          Quote: voyaka uh
          A great example of the art of matriarchy.

          A representative of the people said, where matriarchy is universally recognized. laughing
  12. Romulus
    Romulus 8 March 2018 14: 02
    +2
    Quote: Boris55
    You are not right.

    Boris YOU are wrong ... (C) do not answer me I am a bot (look on Wik) tongue love
  13. Some kind of compote
    Some kind of compote 8 March 2018 14: 14
    +20
    Each gender has its rights, duties
    And then, as the song says: "We live in an age of strong women and gentle men," and this is a mess.
    As they say - chur))
    Thanks to the author for an interesting article.
    The illustrations are excellent.
  14. Curious
    Curious 8 March 2018 14: 31
    +8
    "Men, in general, are themselves to blame for dismissing women ..."
    You should drink less. And all will be well.
    In the XNUMXth century, alcoholism became a mass phenomenon in industrial and port cities such as Manchester and Bristol. British women repeatedly filed petitions to the king or parliament with a request to limit the sale of alcohol. They had no other tools: neither women had the right to vote in parliament or even participate in elections.
    On the basis of the preparation of such documents, the first women's societies for the fight against alcoholism arose. Activists gradually decided - since they are almost not heard, it is necessary to act on the principle of “if you want to achieve small, demand more”. And they began to ask not only restrictions on the sale of strong drinks, but also equal voting rights with men. Moreover, among men at that time similar ideas gained popularity. One of the apologists for universal equality was the then-philosopher John Stuart Mill, who was also a member of parliament.
    So, the basis of the suffragist movement is male alcoholism, and not the general unity of lesbians, as some "machos" write.
    “However, not only with such terrible actions did suffragists attract participation in the issue of emancipation. They very skillfully attracted the attention of the public with very spectacular and truly colorful processions. Women walked the streets in elegant white dresses with chains of flowers, holding flags of the suffragist movement "At the same time, they either sang the" Anthem of the Republic ", or went with a chilling cry, howling to the thunder of drums and howling wind instruments. The parades were massive and carefully organized. Naturally, crowds of onlookers were going to stare at it all."
    Arson and vandalism are the methods of British suffragists. But their American counterparts were much more "advanced." It was the American suffragists who staged spectacular political shows that attracted so many public that any presidential candidate was jealous of them.
    At the same time, the US suffragists achieved their goal in 1920. And their more determined minded people in Britain got the right to take part in the elections only almost a dozen years later.
  15. Altona
    Altona 8 March 2018 14: 45
    +4


    I don’t know what feminists and suffragists invented for themselves there, but I really like the paintings of the Renaissance. It is the worship of female beauty in the paintings of Titian, Giorgione, Raphael and others. Such paintings as "Venus in front of the mirror", "Leda and the Swan", "Danae" and others. Especially on antique motifs. I do not understand the struggle with monuments of art.
    1. Curious
      Curious 8 March 2018 15: 14
      +3
      If a person cares about female beauty, he does not have to be Titian and live in the past.

      "Sheer Grace". Watercolor by Steve Hanks, a contemporary American artist.
      1. Mikado
        Mikado 8 March 2018 20: 15
        +4
        Victor Nikolaevich, you, as usual, picked up wonderful material hi
        but I still liked the series of “Soviet pin-ups” proposed by Marat (as a former police captain, I could not pass by). wink

        Men! Let women be women. Weak, loving, waiting for help from you. And not guiding, and not solving your problems. You will see their other side. love
  16. Altona
    Altona 8 March 2018 17: 11
    +2
    Quote: Curious
    If a person cares about female beauty, he does not have to be Titian and live in the past.

    --------------------------
    Why did you decide that I live in the past? You just need to love real art in all its manifestations.
    Here is Deineka, his painting "Mother", is already our Soviet art.

    Here's a pin-up, American look at women.
    1. Korsar4
      Korsar4 8 March 2018 18: 57
      +3
      Deyneko is not displayed.

      How interesting the direction of the topic has changed. Another couple of paintings and pictures - and there will be no end to the visitors.
      1. Mikado
        Mikado 8 March 2018 19: 23
        +4
        Deyneko is not displayed.

        because if you post two pictures, it is better to write two comments, one in each. Checked.
    2. Curious
      Curious 8 March 2018 23: 03
      +1
      I did not mean that you live in the past, but that today you can find examples of high art.
    3. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 11 March 2018 11: 36
      +1
      "Bathing girls" Deineka - very nice ... wink
  17. Altona
    Altona 8 March 2018 20: 21
    +3
    Quote: Korsar4
    How interesting the direction of the topic has changed. Another couple of pictures and pictures


    Pin-up (pin-up) literally “pinned” as an art and in general the direction is directly related to the war. At first, these were pictures of beautiful girls cut from magazines, pinned with buttons or pins to the wall in the barracks as posters to brighten up the barracks of the American military. At least that's what the official version says.
    1. Mikado
      Mikado 8 March 2018 20: 37
      +2
      I agree completely. hi
      like posters to brighten up the barracks of the American military

      the soldier must be courageous! drinks

      I recommend the Soviet pin-up: https://barykin-pin-up.ru/ drinks
  18. Black joe
    Black joe 8 March 2018 20: 36
    +1
    "Women vote, and men bathe children."

    Yes so
    And in general
    I did not know in detail about this movement
    Thanks to the author, interesting
  19. Altona
    Altona 8 March 2018 21: 05
    +1
    Quote: Mikado
    I recommend the Soviet pin-up

    --------------------------------
    In general, as a writer, you can expand and illustrate the topic of pin-up as a modern trend in art and advertising. For some reason, wars gave a big impetus to the development of something and art in particular. From antiquity to the present day. hi
    Let's not forget that many wars were fought over women. Elena Troyanskaya is the most beautiful of women, the daughter of no less beautiful Leda, seduced by Zeus in the form of a swan. Because of her, many Greek warriors and handsome princes died. Aphrodite was the wife of Ares (Venus was the wife of Mars in the Roman version), the Goddess of Love was the wife of the God of War. Again, the beautiful Athena Pallas, the goddess of war, the daughter of Zeus, who gave the name to the Greek capital. Women have always inspired men. But again, we can recall Lysistrata, who persuaded women not to give men in order to wean them from bad habits and war. Here is such a small excursion into various epics offhand. You can develop.
    1. Weyland
      Weyland 8 March 2018 21: 27
      +2
      Quote: Altona
      Let's not forget that many wars were fought over women. Elena Troyanskaya is the most beautiful of women

      As Rhett Butler said: “any war is a brawl over money!” The Trojans didn’t return the Helens to the Greeks because they were completely respectful: she was abducted 100 years before the war laughing , it was simply not possible to find a more “legitimate” reason, so we remembered the old story!
    2. Korsar4
      Korsar4 8 March 2018 21: 39
      +1
      "And the princess and I need nothing for nothing.
      Miracle-Yuda, and so I will win "(c).
      1. Mikado
        Mikado 11 March 2018 16: 38
        +1
        And the king: - Take the princess - and the point!
        But not you - one or two! - and to jail!am
        This is still a royal daughter! -
        A shooter: - Well, at least kill - I won’t take it!
        stop
  20. Altona
    Altona 8 March 2018 21: 45
    +1
    Quote: Weyland
    As Rhett Butler said: “any war is a brawl over money!” The Trojans didn’t return the Helens to the Greeks because they were completely respectful: she was abducted 100 years before the war

    -----------------------------
    Nobody wants to expose themselves as a mercantile subject, so they come up with pious reasons - the return of princesses, queens. Well, now, of course, the "promotion of Democracy." hi laughing
    1. Weyland
      Weyland 8 March 2018 21: 54
      +6
      Quote: Altona
      Nobody wants to expose themselves as a mercantile subject, so they come up with pious reasons - the return of princesses, queens.

      Everything was more complicated there - and more modern: Troy did not officially join the economic sanctions of Egypt against Greece, but gave the go-ahead pirates the go-ahead to capture all the ships with Kuban grain that went to Greece via the Dardanelles. For the Greeks, the lifting of the blockade was a matter of life and death - they never had enough of their grain. Do you think why it was the Myrmidonian Achilles (Mermoda - the ancient name of the Kuban) who went on a duel with the Ethiopian Memnon (Ethiopia was a vassal of Egypt)? The two main grain exporters shared their markets, what kind of Elena is there when it comes to such money?
  21. Altona
    Altona 8 March 2018 21: 59
    +1
    Quote: Weyland
    Everything was more complicated there - and more modern: Troy did not officially join the economic sanctions of Egypt against Greece, but gave the go-ahead pirates the go-ahead to capture all the ships with Kuban grain that went to Greece via the Dardanelles. For the Greeks, the lifting of the blockade was a matter of life and death - they never had enough of their grain.

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    Today is the same. "Aggressive Russia" is a good reason to shove its economic interests into Europe - oil, liquefied gas, weapons.
  22. samarin1969
    samarin1969 9 March 2018 21: 34
    +1
    "among which should be called" Lady’s happiness "based on the novel by Emil Zola (1996) and" Downton Abbey "(2010)"
    Right on the subject of suffragists is a good Lewis novel, Anne Vickers, devoted to.
  23. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 11 March 2018 11: 31
    +1
    Great article. I never knew the details about this movement.
    I was once struck by two pictures: a beach in Australia in 1900 (approximately).
    All women in sheer closed (including arms and legs) swimsuits, like
    Muslims now. And Australia's 2000 beach - all in bikinis.
    What would we do now without suffragists / feminists! - would admire hoodies and
    skirts to the ground ... laughing
    1. Mikado
      Mikado 11 March 2018 16: 41
      +2
      it seems that the closed swimwear was years before the 50s .... what
      and in imperial times there were generally closed baths! But .. progress does not stand still, and morality also keeps up to date. The more developed the society, the less moral. It seems like an axiom. hi No, just don’t think I'm a snob! drinks
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 11 March 2018 17: 25
        +1
        Yes you are right. Until the mid-50s, a woman in a bikini provoked conviction. For the first time, a bikini was demonstrated on July 5, 1946 under the advertising slogan "Bikini - a divided atom!" A few days before the United States conducted nuclear tests on the atoll of the same name.
        1. Mikado
          Mikado 11 March 2018 18: 42
          +2
          hmm ... this is how you start to discuss "Siseido", and you get unexpected information ... I thought the relationship was reverse. request but no! It seems that the Americans then killed many ships, in the sense, they were tested on them, including the "Prince Eugen", although they sank a few. At the same time, I realized that any separate swimsuit is a bikini by definition. well, thanks! hi