Dora Marsden


Dora Marsden born Marsden, England March 5, 1882 (d. 1960). British feminist; suffragist; philosopher. Abused in prison for suffrage protests, 1910-11; opposed World War I.


On the rush to war: “The verbal virtue begins where the living strength ends.” (Aug. 1, 1914)

On public cry for war: ‘Mumbo-jumbo, Law and Mesopotamia' can always be relied on to work all the tricks, and cloak all the spoof." (Egoist, Sept. 1914, in Times Literary Supplement, D. Hibberd, Jan. 18, 2004; photo Wikipedia)