c.1910: Suffrage Postcards Chris November 5, 2012 1910-1919, Politics 3 CommentsFavourited 685 times Add to favourites 3 Responses Viktoria November 7, 2012 The force feeding pic is way too nasty. That was the dawn of the 20th century, and portrait a torture from Inquisition and Witch hunts times, is not funny at all. Wonder what our ancestors were thinking! Reply Maggie February 7, 2013 Viktoria, when suffragists were arrested, they would often go on hunger strikes to make a point. Several women became quite ill and the police were blamed for not letting them go so they could eat. So, as a result, when the arrested women refused to eat nasty jail food, they would be forcefed. Of course, it was as much a form of torture as anything else. Reply David November 7, 2012 That picture about how every boy listens to his mother is beautiful and eloquent. A lot of the anti-suffragist ads meanwhile, seem to basically be highschool level insults, calling suffragists fat and plain. It’s sad that sexism was so strong back then Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.