“THE SPREAD OF TANGO. ARREST OF A MILITANT SUFFRAGETTE” Punch Magazine, London, 1913

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Ray Batchelor writes:

I find this interesting because it shows a woman fighting for her political rights in 1913, at the height of “Tangomania” having her actions subverted by the policeman who, by turning his arrest of her into a tango, thinks it is all a joke and undermines her serious undertaking. The key thing is that she is being pushed back, however genially, into a world of ‘natural’ and ‘feelings’ – associated with tango and women – instead of rational thought and the world of men.

 

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