- Jan 2017
- Republika Srpska
So, I stumbled across this book on goodreads and decided to read it. I finished it in a day because it is not very long. Now, I am not really an expert on British history so I can't say if everything Webb writes is true, but even if a quarter of it is true we can safely consider WSPU a terrorist organization. Seriously, arson, vandalism, bombs, attempted assassinations etc. I really felt bad for Sylvia Pankhurst who was attacked by her mother and sister because she disagreed with their tactics and because she supported democracy. I must admit, when I first saw this book, I fully expected it to be a cringy MRA anti-women book, but it was actually the opposite. The book actually makes the argument that WSPU's militant actions slowed down progress on multiple occassions and that WSPU never cared about working-class women and their needs and rights and instead focused on upper class women (similar to the situation with women's rights activists in Serbia). The book was also written rather well and seems to be backed up by sources.
However, as I said, I'm not an expert, so I am asking: has anyone read this book and what are your opinions on it?