“Suffragettes Are to Learn the Art of Ju-jitsu” (1909)

suffrajitsu cartoon Daily Mail Wednesday April 28 1909

When Edith Garrud began offering jujitsu classes to women’s rights activists, the press response was frequently one of bemusement, as seen in this Daily Mail cartoon from April of 1909.

As the radical suffrage movement became ever more militant, however, people soon stopped laughing at the notion of “jujitsuffragettes”.

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