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Force Feeding Collection

"Force Feeding: A Dark Chapter in History's Fight for Rights" In 1912

Background imageForce Feeding Collection: Force-Feeding Suffragettes 1912

Force-Feeding Suffragettes 1912

Background imageForce Feeding Collection: A woman Suffragette prisoner being force fed with a tube 1912

A woman Suffragette prisoner being force fed with a tube 1912

Background imageForce Feeding Collection: Living Made Easy: Prescription for scolding wives, printed by J. Netherclift, pub. 1830 by T

Living Made Easy: Prescription for scolding wives, printed by J. Netherclift, pub. 1830 by T. McLean (print)
XND70432 Living Made Easy: Prescription for scolding wives, printed by J. Netherclift, pub. 1830 by T. McLean (print); Private Collection

Background imageForce Feeding Collection: British suffragettes being force-fed in prisons (colour litho)

British suffragettes being force-fed in prisons (colour litho)
959950 British suffragettes being force-fed in prisons (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: British suffragettes being force-fed in prisons)

Background imageForce Feeding Collection: Suffragette being force fed with the nasal tube in Holloway Prison, London, 1909

Suffragette being force fed with the nasal tube in Holloway Prison, London, 1909. In response to their hunger strikes several suffragettes were subjected to being force fed

Background imageForce Feeding Collection: To the Count Palatine, 1799. Artist: Francisco Goya

To the Count Palatine, 1799. Artist: Francisco Goya
To the Count Palatine, 1799. To the Count Palatine, or Count of the Palate, plate 33 of Los caprichos. Los Caprichos were published in 1799 at a time of social repression

Background imageForce Feeding Collection: Bostonians tarring and feathering the Excise man and forcing tea down his throat, Boston Tea Party

Bostonians tarring and feathering the Excise man and forcing tea down his throat, Boston Tea Party
Bostonians tarring and feathering the Excise man and forcing tea down his throat. Boston Tea Party, 16 December 1773. In background tea is being dumped in the harbour. Protest against British rule

Background imageForce Feeding Collection: Pot and Kettle, 1868

Pot and Kettle, 1868. Modern farming methods were now being developed in order to provide more produce for a growing population

Background imageForce Feeding Collection: National Health Insurance stamp - Forcible Feeding

National Health Insurance stamp - Forcible Feeding
Forcible Feeding - Lick! A double-meaning postcard, primarily relating to the introduction of the National Health Insurance stamp under the 1911 National Insurance Act

Background imageForce Feeding Collection: Scottifying the Palate from Picturesque Beauties of Boswell, Part the First

Scottifying the Palate from Picturesque Beauties of Boswell, Part the First
XJF368487 Scottifying the Palate from Picturesque Beauties of Boswell, Part the First, etched by Thomas Rowlandson, 1786 (etching) by Collings

Background imageForce Feeding Collection: The Able Doctor, or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught, engraved by Paul Revere

The Able Doctor, or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught, engraved by Paul Revere
BAL124526 The Able Doctor, or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught, engraved by Paul Revere (1735-1818) for Royal American Magazine, June 1774 (engraving) (b&w photo) by American School


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"Force Feeding: A Dark Chapter in History's Fight for Rights" In 1912, the force-feeding of suffragettes shocked the world as women fought tirelessly for their right to vote. Images from that time depict a woman suffragette prisoner being subjected to this brutal practice through a tube, symbolizing the lengths authorities would go to suppress their demands. Torturing women in prison who dared challenge the government was not limited to suffrage movements alone. In 1856, a lithograph titled "Forcing Slavery Down the Throat of A Freesoiler" captured another instance where oppression prevailed over freedom. The image depicted an enslaved person being forcibly fed ideas against their will. The theme continued into later years with McCarthyism's reign of fear and suspicion. In 1899, a stereograph called "McCarthys Wake (Part 2)" portrayed individuals being coerced into swallowing ideologies they did not believe in. Across borders, British suffragettes faced similar treatment while imprisoned for their activism. Color lithographs showcased these brave women enduring force-feeding behind bars – a stark reminder of society's resistance towards granting them equal rights. Even medical practices were not exempt from such cruelty. Francisco Goya's artworks like "To the Count Palatine" and "The Chinchillas, " created in 1799, highlighted how syringes and purges were used as instruments of control and suffering. Historical events also shed light on acts driven by political dissent. During the Boston Tea Party, Bostonians resorted to tarring and feathering an excise man while forcing tea down his throat – an act symbolic of rebellion against unjust taxation policies imposed by colonial rulers. Reflecting on these images throughout history reminds us that force-feeding represents more than just physical coercion; it embodies attempts to silence voices demanding change or challenging oppressive systems that deny basic human rights.