Day 13 of NaPoWriMo with Magaly
Make a poem around a news headline from 1913
For this poem I found a story that lead the eminent Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to speak out publicly against the Suffragette movement...calling them "female hooligans", and likening their outrageous act to "blowing up a blind man and his dog"
The Nevill Pavillion April 11th 1913
Sparks the match.
No one catch.
Smoke still curling,
Tar and feather
All same batch!
In 1913 a group of Suffragettes set fire to a prestigious cricket pavilion in protest at it's ban on the admittance of woman. They left behind a picture of the then imprisoned Emily Pankhurst.
The spark that ignited their rage was a comment made by an unidentified club official who, when asked, was reported to have replied
"It is not true that women are banned from the pavilion.
Who do you think makes the tea?"