Suffragettes (2015) (moviesbyrizzo uploads)  Suffragettes (2015)


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This movie is set in the early 1900's in the UK. There are some
interesting quotes right at the beginning which say as follows:

1) Women do not have the calmness of temperment or the balance
of mind to exercise judgment in political affairs

2) If we allow women to vote it will mean the loss of social structure. Women are already well represented by their fathers, their brothers, their husbands

3) Once the vote was given it would be impossible to stop at this -
women would then demand the right to becoming MPs Cabinet
Ministers judges

Later in the movie it is also said "violence takes the innocent along with the guilty" and this was for me perhaps the most profound statement of the movie which seems to want to brutalize and somehow perhaps even desensitize our world to the cruel violence against crowds of women shown in bizzare fashion that seems to come as scenes from another planet even. I have never before seen such brutality of this sort depicted against seemingly defenceless women by a bunch of men dressed up in police uniform which I guess makes it okay to do this sort of "acting out" of some inhumane need to vent no doubt whatever insanities it is that drives them to do this when the occasion warrants it in their own minds it would seem.

A lovely gal in particular (an innocent bystander at the time it seems) is the victim of the violence which is depicted (our star Ms. Carey Mulligan - an Irish soul in fact) and that makes this movie completely reprehensible in this regard as I say we shouldn't stand for any such depictions without clear regard to historical events, and having our sense of moral outrage and rightful sense of indignation expressed - every time I say!

Michael Rizzo Chessman