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Page 3 Stunnas, The Suffragette, Fascist Mary Richardson and the Rokeby Venus at the National Gallery

by | 22nd, January 2015

the sun fascists

 

As Brendan O’Neill writes of the shrill campaing to ban the Sun’s naff Page 3:

All this talk of ridding Britain of the scourge of Page 3 brings to mind the Suffragette Mary Richardson, who in 1914 took a knife into the National Gallery and slashed Velazquez’s ‘Rokeby Venus’. “I didn’t like the way men visitors gaped at it all day long.” Richardson later became the head of the women’s section of the British Union of Fascists.

That story is well told on FlashbakThe Suffragette and Fascist Mary Richardson and the Rokeby Venus at the National Gallery

 



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