This movie is set in
the early 1900's in the UK. There are some
quotes right at the beginning which say as follows:
1) Women do not have the calmness of temperment or the balance
of mind to
judgment in political affairs
2) If we allow women to vote it will mean the loss of social structure.
already well represented by their fathers, their brothers,
3) Once the vote was given it would be impossible to stop at this -
demand the right to becoming MPs Cabinet
Later in the movie it is also said "violence takes the innocent along with the
this was for me perhaps the most profound statement of the movie which seems to
to brutalize and somehow perhaps even desensitize our world to the
cruel violence against crowds of women shown in bizzare fashion that seems to
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
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
historical events, and having our sense of moral outrage and rightful sense of
indignation expressed - every time I say!
Michael Rizzo Chessman