Frequent question: Who led a hunger strike in jail for women’s suffrage?

Who started the women’s hunger strike?

The Suffragette newspaper, 25 July 1913

The Prime Administer: “Twenty-five minutes! Ah well, never let it be said we do not temper our injustice with mercy, let her out in twenty.” Marion Wallace-Dunlop began her hunger strike on 5 July 1909 and refused all food for several days.

Is suffragette a true story?

Suffragette is based on true events, but how true does it stay to the people and incidents it depicts? Mulligan’s Maud is an original character — the details of her life were sketched in part from the real memoirs of seamstress and suffragette Hannah Mitchell.

What was the purpose of the hunger strike?

A hunger strike is a method of non-violent resistance in which participants fast as an act of political protest, or to provoke a feeling of guilt in others, usually with the objective to achieve a specific goal, such as a policy change.

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