1. remyporter says

    You can flip the clauses around, but I’m onto you movie- you stole the closing line of that trailer from Galaxy Quest!

  2. rq says

    Women rioting and wreaking havoc? Can’t wait. :D
    (Though it looks like another tear-jerker, honestly… Selma did it to me, and if this one doesn’t, I’ll be disappointed.)

  3. hillaryrettig says

    Speaking of movies, we saw Spy last night – the latest Feig/McCarthy offering. Exceptionally silly in an exceptionally good way, and pretty damn feminist! It’s a feminist spoof of of the James Bond films, and there is SO much there to spoof. :-)

    Two feminist movies in one year – or 3 including Ex Machina, or 4 including Suffragette!

    The times really are changing!

  4. Saad says

    “What are you gonna do? Lock us all up? We’re in every home. We’re half the human race.”

    More chills than Ultron’s Pinocchio line.

  5. moarscienceplz says

    Oh, I don’t know if this can be a compelling story. I mean, all women had to do was march a few times in the streets in those funny hats and long dresses, and we men soon saw how it was only fair that women should vote, so we gave it to them easy peasy, right?

  6. rq says

    I bet all that police violence is exaggerated. And the harrassment and the intimidation. It’s not like the men didn’t want to give them the vote, anyway. This movie shouldn’t take such historical liberties and portray men so poorly.

  7. Moggie says

    Andy Groves:

    Meryl Streep as Emmeline Pankhurst? Please kill me now.

    Wouldn’t have been my first choice. But the excellent Carey Mulligan ought to compensate for that.

  8. moarscienceplz says

    rq #9

    I bet all that police violence is exaggerated.

    Certainly. My history classes never said a word about police violence against anybody, ever, so I doubt if any happened at all. That lamestream media is always looking to tear us men down.

  9. rq says

    I know, eh? Sheesh. You poor dears. On behalf of All Women Everywhere ®, I extend my heartfelt (and because I’m good at this emotion thing, they’re truly heartfelt) apologies. And here, let me dry those tasty… I mean, bitter, bitter man tears for you.

  10. says

    I bet all that police violence is exaggerated.

    Were any of the men convicted?
    In fact, were any men convicted of and imprisoned for DENYING women the right to vote? No?

    Then what we have here is proof of rampant false claims of vote denying.
    The suffragette justice warriors have made the whole thing up – looks to me like women had been voting the whole time.
    In fact, they probably were running the government the whole time.

  11. rq says

    Jafafa Hots
    Well, I’m pretty sure most, if not all, men of the time were married, and women are skillful manipulators, sooo… I think you’re right.
    But obviously the Feminazis need to play the victim card yet again, so such fanciful, action-packed reconstituted versions of history must be made and sold to the masses. What is the world coming to??
    (At least they got one thing right: hotpink jackboots hadn’t been invented yet.)

  12. Ragutis says

    Still kind of irked that Sally Sparrow didn’t end up a Companion, but I guess I’ll put that aside and see this. Looks pretty good. And interesting. In high school history, we had an obligatory chapter about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and the women’s rights movement in the U.S., but absolutely zilch about the movement in the U.K.

  13. hyphenman says

    Good morning all,

    My grandmother, Anita Rae Evans Hess, born in 1891 in Marietta, Ohio, was a suffragette.

    One of the unerasable memories I have of her was her militant frustration with women who chose not to vote because “their husband took care of that sort of thing.”

    She always took me to the polls with her and told me the importance of always, always, casting my vote.

    I haven’t missed an election since my first in 1974.

    Jeff Hess
    Have Coffee Will Write