Fact Emily Wilding Davison was born in 1872. In 1872 it was unusual for women to be highly educated. Davison studied literature. She achieved a first-class degree from Oxford. School attendance was compulsory for all from 1880. Many people believed that politics corrupts women. Men believed that if women had the vote they would be bad mothers. Opinion Emily Wilding Davison was wild and intransigent. Women's lack of education was a result of their environment. Her education played a role in her involvement with the suffrage movement. Evangelicalism provided the driving force behind the new ideas. Women belong in the home. Politics corrupts women. https://339efcb25eb75e967b0d-ff8eeadd950d51fd1fc939dca75b3973.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/assets_green.swf