Nellie McClung Haiku

Sad your stupid words Were twisted, thrown back at you? Cry more, punk premier. Today on Ehler's Choice Week, Nellie McClung! Canadian suffragette and another pick from my sainted mother. Women of other countries attained the vote through hardship, long and bitter campaigns, and the occasional threats of violence. Women of Canada caught their foot … Continue reading Nellie McClung Haiku

Emmeline Pankhurst Haiku

Won't give her the vote? She'll use the bombs under skirts To blow your shit up. Emmeline Pankhurst, English suffragist, died ninety years ago today. Hobbies included politics, hunger strikes, arson, and long marches on the street. I find myself with mixed feelings about her - did her increasingly violent tactics advance the suffragist movement … Continue reading Emmeline Pankhurst Haiku