You!!! Labeling again and again and again...I refuse to let you or anyone else get to me and I am living my life my way..I know who I am and I do not need your approval or consent...to bad your not happy with me standing up for myself..get over it!!!
Russian Girl w/ Kokoshnik: A traditional piece of female headware dating back to the 17th century. It is most closely tied to matrimony; married women were forbidden to show their hair in public, w/ the Kokoshnik it could be plaited and tucked under, out of view. Banned by Peter the great for the social elite, it was brought back by Catherine the Great, & has remained a patriotic symbol since, & is often seen at weddings. Character
Emmeline Pankhurst was born in Manchester, England on July 14, 1858. In 1879, she married a lawyer, Richard Marsden Pankhurst, who had created the first women's suffrage bill in England and the Married Women's Property Acts. In 1889, Emmeline created the Women's Franchise League which, in 1894, gave married women the right to vote not in the House of Commons, but in local office elections. Then, in 1903, she established WSPU, the Women's Social and Political Union.
Meet Caroline Norton. If you have gone through a divorce and had someone advocate for your rights, you have her to thank for it. In the mid 1800's Caroline was in a loveless marriage to a man who beat her savagely. On several occasions she was thrown out of her own home, and forbidden access to her children. In those days, married women were put into the same category as "lunatics, idiots, outlaws and children". Their rights were in the hands of others. Caroline petitioned...
Lady-in-waiting's ceremonial court dress, O. Bulbenkova's workshop, St. Petersburg, late 19th century. State Hermitage Museum, via Teatime at Winter Palace's Tumblr. According to the Alexander Palace Time Machine, ladies-in-waiting were married women who wore a green velvet court gown; they occupied a higher position in the Imperial Household than the maids of honor, unmarried women who wore crimson velvet. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE IMAGES.