In 1913, Emily Davison was killed by running in front of a horse at the Epsom race course.
It was an act that gave her a title: martyr. A representation of the determination women had to gain suffrage, and a demonstration to show just how far they would go to gain it.
Though she certainly had no intention in her death, she still unfortunately died for her cause, but it still managed to spread the word and bring attention onto the women’s plight. But was this good attention, or bad attention? Did her death bring more of an argument against giving women the right to vote – an excuse for the patriarchal men of the time to claim they were too insane to have the vote?
Did Emily Davison’s death help or hinder the cause?