06 May 2010

Deeds not words

I'm not normally one for deep political discussion (well, not in public, anyway), but the likes of Emmeline Pankhurst didn't go through what she went through as leader of the suffragette movement so apathetic good-for-nothings could sit around whingeing out lame excuses that their vote doesn't count, that it makes no difference, that all politicians are the same... We in the UK are lucky to have a chance to be a part of the democratic process and we shouldn't forget that other people round the globe lose their lives and freedom fighting for such a privilege. Deeds not words, kids; today it's all about deeds not words.

By the by, Manchester born and bred Emmeline is being celebrated until Sunday at Manchester Art Gallery, with a montage of photos of inspiring women. It's good; you should check it out.

1 comment:

  1. The irony is that an unprecedented number of young people decided to vote in Withington this time, only to get locked out of the polling booths!


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