Injustice and oppression
can only be maintained
by arbitrary, tyrannical and criminal
methods of government.
Maude Gonne, 1913
The Irish have a long history of standing against injustice and women were often on the front lines of resistance. Maude Gonne was foremost among them. A tireless champion for home rule, women, and children she literally put herself between the battering rams and the cottages during the time of the evictions. There is a rich heritage here of power, hope, and possibility. I will be writing more about Maude…but first this introduction.
Judith – firstname.lastname@example.org
Love that photo, as you know!
Did you know that the father in the series Diwnton Abbey warned Edith not to disgrace the family by becoming a journalist like that awful Maude Gonne?
Well, of course I thought of you when I wrote this. No, I didn’t know that. Have not watched that series. But….let us all be as disgraceful and Maude!!!!