You Call That Feminism?

KatherineMW made the following observation in the Hank Williams Jr. thread:

This could make a really interesting discussion. It seems like women suffragists in Europe were a lot more radical than ones in the US and Canada - breaking windows, arson against homes, churches,and businesses, cutting telephone lines, using letter-bombs. But I don't think any of what's being discussed involves vengeance. Vengeance is about getting back for things that are past, not about using violence to accomplish change for the future.

Does anyone know anything about this? I'm asking specifically about the tactics embraced by suffragists in Europe. I'd love to hear more.

As is the case with all threads like these, please refrain from commenting just to be first, or to make some rhetorical point about Sarah Palin. I'd like to hear the history here, if anyone is in possession of it. 

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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