This chapter looks at actresses who were involved in militant actions, both non-violent and violent, narratives and experiences of radicalization, arrest and imprisonment, and the suffrage plays in which representations of militant women and militancy appear. It also investigates in detail the debates within the Actresses' Franchise League regarding militant tactics and the politicization of private and public support for direct action in all forms. This chapter considers the wider context in which negative stereotypes of militant and feminist women stereotypes were reinforced and how the Actresses' Franchise League and others in the suffrage movement attempted to appropriate them as part of their own campaign.
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