A suffragette’s hot tips for marriage were going viral all over the web. And I wasn’t even sure what a suffragette was. I knew the word from David Bowie’s song, “Suffragette City”. What a good one. It’s got a funky beat, and I can get down to it, the suffrage movement UK style had some action, that’s for sure.
But I had to look up suffragette meaning. If you’re in the dark (like I was), don’t feel bad about yourself.
First I’m going to get you the details about the word suffragette itself, then get into the suffragette lady badass that says you shouldn’t even bother getting married. And if you must tie the knot, you’ve got to avoid specific kinds of guys. You’re in for a treat.
What is a suffragette anyway?
The suffragettes were a militant organization of ladies in Ireland and Great Britain in the early 1900s.
These dainty troopers donning fancy lady clothes that “appealed to the eye” while they smashed windows and caught things on fire. This was in the declaration of the women. They fought for the right for people of the XX chromosome variety to vote. There were two organizations. The American Woman Suffrage Association and the National Woman Suffrage Association.
The suffragettes were probably thinking . . .
“The dudes are in the polls, why aren’t we? We’re certainly dressed smartly enough!”
Some ladies gave their lives to this. They were shaking up civil rights in a disobedient way. And one suffragette wife must have been feeling some regrets after she weakly said, “I do.”
Was it because of the women’s suffrage movement?
Did the movement shake her up? Did this suffragette woman question her role as a dutiful and loyal wife?
So if you currently single and want to get married, you’ve got to read this.
Additionally, the hitched activist created a pamphlet that’s now proudly displayed at the Pontypridd Museum in Wales.
Here’s what the suffragette woman warned the single ladies
Advice on Marriage.
To Young Ladies.
- Do not marry at all. (I’m pretty sure she had some serious regrets about her status).
- But if you must avoid (I think there should have been a comma or an em-dash here) the Beauty Men (pretty boys), Flirts (I happen to disagree on this one, because I love a good flirt), Tailor’s Dummies (I think she actually meant a mannequin to help a tailor do clothes fittings— this could be a second runner up), and Football Enthusiasts, (you know the type. The kinds of guys who type into google “What kinds of stuff should I know if I want to be a football enthusiast? Really dude?).
- Look for a Strong, Tame Man, (you don’t want a guy questioning your arson plans), a Firefighter (well, maybe you do need someone to put the fire out before things go too far), Coal-getter (he might not be around long if all you want is to be the primary recipient of his will), the Window Cleaner (who wants to do their own windows? Not me!), and the Yard Swiller (I saw he was a yard cleanup guy— might as well marry someone who can use a scythe).
- Don’t expect too much, most men are lazy, selfish, thoughtless, lying, drunken, clumsy, heavy-footed, rough unmanly brutes, and need taming. (Yep. I jest. Sort of).
- All Bachelors are, and many are worse still (but sometimes you still want some hot booty when you’re single).
- If you want him to be happy, Feed the Brute. (She proclaims with a serious underlined tone. Here’s your beanie weenies, baby).
- The same remark applies to Dogs. (Oh my!).
- You will be wiser not to chance it, it isn’t worth the risk (Did all men have a toxic personality then and do all men now?).
A Suffragette Wife.
As you can see, everything in parentheses is from me, Dina. A currently single woman. And the suffragette ladies were the wild friends who were looking out for all the other women. To my modern feminist and wannabe suffragette ladies . . .
Keep your friends close and your Molotov cocktails in your mind.
Lots of Love,
Dina Colada is a contributing author at Secure Single LLC. You can connect with her at DinaColada.com for loads of dating advice and profile makeovers or on Instagram.