London underground is accused of sexism


Written on a board in Colliers Wood to celebrate the centenary of women obtaining the right to vote in the UK, the sign in South-West London was named inappropriate and sexist.“100 years ago, suffragette Emily Davison died after throwing herself in front of the king’s horse,” read the board. History remembers her as being influential in giving women the right to vote. What history doesn’t remember is her husband, who didn’t get his tea that night!”Emily Davison was an impassioned activist who made a substantial contribution in helping women gain the right to vote. During her acts of rebellion, she was arrested on nine occasions, went on hunger strike seven times and was force fed on forty-nine occasions. She died at the 1913 Epsom Derby after she was hit by King George V‘s horse Anmer when she walked onto the track during the race. Twitter audience criticized the sign saying that women’s rights are not a thing to laugh at and there is nothing funny. Transport of London has already apologized for the sign.


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