The Good Fight: A True Story of Women's Suffrage
The Good Fight tells the story of The Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), the primary militant group pushing for women's suffrage in the United Kingdom during the early 20th century. Under the slogan "Deeds, not words," the WSPU, led by political activist Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughter Christabel, advocated targeting property as a form of protest, from smashing shop windows to burning and bombing buildings. Imprisoned WSPU members -- including Emmeline Pankhurst -- launched hunger strikes, which were initially countered by the authorities with force-feeding; later the government introduced the "Cat and Mouse Act," under which dying suffragettes were released, only to be re-imprisoned once regaining their health. To defend their members, the WSPU built "The Bodyguard" -- an all-female security team, trained in jiujitsu - and The Good Fight began. Experience this fascinating story at City Lit Theater in Chicago.
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The last date listed for The Good Fight was Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 / 3:00pm.