Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison was jailed nine times, force-fed forty-nine times, and died on the 8th June 1913, from injuries she sustained after stepping in front of the king’s horse at the Epsom Derby four days before.
Young women in the UK are the least likely group to vote. In the last election, more than nine million women who were eligible to vote, didn’t. I love Russell Brand, but I have to disagree with him on this one; your vote does matter, and people died so that you could have it. A third of people didn’t vote in the last UK election. That means that more people didn’t vote at all than voted for any individual party. If they had, the result could have been very different. Feeling let down by a government should be more of an incentive to vote, not less.
Whoever you vote for, vote for Emily.