Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Wordless Wednesday/Irish Suffragettes

     This photo was taken in 1920 at the New York St. Patrick's Day Parade.  The Irish women pictured here were campaigning for women's suffrage.  The phrase on the banner they marched under that day is a quote by Dublin born William Rooney-- Sinn Fein member, writer and Gaelic revivalist.  

     Looking around the internet I see it has been appropriated by several white supremacist sites that attempt to twist his meaning but Rooney was here referring to the Irish race, not to the white race.  There oughta be a law...

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