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Alternate T-Shirt Slogans for the Suffragette Movie

Look. I want the Suffragette movie to succeed. Probably more than some.

I'm just saying.

But their unfortunately chosen t-shirt slogan has rightly angered many people. Because guys. Guys. For reals?


I know this is a quote by Emmeline Pankhurst, but this movie is definitely being marketed to Americans and MERYL STREEP IS AN AMERICAN and someone on this photoshoot should've stepped up and said "Um...sooooo...hey. Maybe...maybe not this."

So. Here're some t-shirt slogans they could've used that aren't the terrible idea they ended up going with:

I'd rather be a rebel than a piece of property.

Speak up til they're speechless

I'd rather be in Minangkabau (Get it? 'Cause they have a matrilineal society)

And even going with their original intent, here're adapted Emmeline Pankhurst quotes:

Not a Law-Breaker But a Law-Maker

Make noise til they hear you

Deeds, Not Words


Or, as my friend Doug suggests, "I Wanna Vote, You Fuck."

What I'm saying is...you guys could've tried just a little bit harder.

I'm a writer. I think I know what I'm talking about.

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