Emily Wilding Davison was an English suffragette born in London, England, late in the year of 1872. After her childhood, she grew up to be a teacher in primary school. English primary school is the equivalent to elementary school, as the age of children is low on average. Davison left her teaching career to join the women’s rights movement, becoming a well-known suffragette for her actions against misogyny. Davison took to action when what she saw was unjust, ranging from indecent portrayal of women to cases as large as domestic violence. Her protests were public, rather than being a silenced voice with a burning desire to speak out. The phrase “actions speak louder than words” sums up the suffragette and suffragist movements perfectly, a group of women defending their constitutional rights to have a say in the mess of a democracy America was in at the time after just having banned slavery beforehand. Due to the fact that only men could vote and have a say, there was not an accurate representation of all people groups, just as the senate being represented by the population of colonies was unfair, as colonies like Virginia had a much larger population than colonies like Maryland. In this case, Virginia was to Maryland as men were to women. Ultimately, the senate would be compiled by two members from each individual state, so that each state had as much say in bills and laws as another. This idea carried over to the case of misogyny, as women desired equivalent power to that of men.
Davison made her opposition to government extremely public, in the same way colored groups would later publicly defy the regulations set in stone by the American government. This public defiance would lead Davison to a horse-racing track during a race. Davison ended up being trampled by a horse, suffering a skull fracture and tremendous amounts of brain damage in the process of contact with the bewildered beast. Several days later, these injuries resulted in Davison’s death, as the damage suffered by the brain was too great to be overcome.