“Terms such as, “unwomanly”, “disgusting”, “undesirable”, “manly” and insinuations of being unable to fulfill expected womanly tasks were more often than not utilized to create a very specific image of a woman who sought the right to vote.”

Link to a great article by blogger criminalizingdissent on depictions of women suffragettes in the media.

Is that so different from how our female politicians are treated today by the media? It seems things have hardly changed – read more here.