Richardson, M. 1914. On Force Feeding. Spare Rib. 1974. (22), p. 19.
This issue of the feminist magazine Spare Rib republishes a letter originally written in The Suffragette, reporting on the practice of force feeding of campaigners for women’s suffrage in Holloway Prison in 1914. Repeated force feeding was one of the strategies used to control and repress campaigners, who began to use used hunger strikes as a means of protest while in jail. Force feeding had extremely detrimental effects on the health of the women subjected to it, often repeatedly.
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Source: Feminist Archive North