Emmeline Pankhurst/Freedom or Death

This gives me goosebumps whenever I listen to it. Here is a youtube video presenting the audio of a re-enactment of the famous speech, originally spoken 1913 in Connecticut by suffragette, Emmeline Pankhurst. It gives me all the inspiration and motivation I need to keep at my studies and keep planning the future.

“You have two babies very hungry and wanting to be fed. One baby is a patient baby, and waits indefinitely until its mother is ready to feed it. The other baby is an impatient baby and cries lustily, screams and kicks and makes everybody unpleasant until it is fed. Well, we know perfectly well which baby is attended to first. That is the whole history of politics…..You have to make more noise than anybody else, you have to make yourself more obtrusive than anybody else, you have to fill all the papers more than anybody else, in fact you have to be there all the time and see that they do not snow you under
…we were no longer to be ignored by the politicians…
Human life for us is sacred, but we say if any life is to be sacrificed it shall be ours; we won’t do it ourselves, but we will put the enemy in the position where they will have to choose between giving us freedom or giving us death.”

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