The opening ceremony for the London Olympics seemed to raise more political/ideological issues than usual. Which is a good thing.
But this was one result. The anonymous placing of flowers at the grave of Emmeline Pankhurst in West Brompton cemetery near Earl’s Court in West London. She was a leader of the British suffragette movement which helped women win the right to vote.
Not in response to Danny Boyle’s amazing presentation itself (although it did include this among other humanitarian issues) – but to the fact that for the first time all the competing teams include a female athlete.
What a nice thought!
Thanks to Sarah Taylor
@saturngirl tweeted about the flowers.