An Emily Pankhurst quote

Something inspirational:

“My parents, especially my father, discussed the question of my brothers’ education as a matter of real importance. My education and that of my sister were scarcely discussed at all.”


11 Mar, 2015

6 thoughts on “An Emily Pankhurst quote

  1. I suspect many can resonate with this quote, even though it was about the victorian era in the UK, it is still relevant in many cultures in the present day society here.

    Quite frankly as a parent I find it divisive that any difference is made between children, full stop.

    1. This quote reflects my life and my education. I agree with you and also find it divisive that any difference is made between children.

  2. It’s sad that similar things still go on today. We didn’t have that in my family, we were encouraged to go to college.

    My brother took full advantage of it. Of course he had to work and study and take out student loans to get by. I took my sweet time in deciding, but I did go and I don’t regret having taken a break in between.

    1. Thanks Maria. Yes some cultures in families lend themselves better than in other cultures. I wasn’t so lucky. From what you say though, it sounds as though you had the full package.

      Your family clearly understood how to raise children and got it right. How wonderful.

  3. The same thing happened to me. My sister’s education was much more important than mine. My parents never talked about what I would do with my life after high school or even about going to college.

    1. Thanks Lisa. Yes when we see quotes that resonate with our life, it somehow exonerates us because someone else understands.

      It’s important for others to be able to resonate with our experiences, but not for us to hold on to those experiences, particularly if they’re negative.

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