emily henrietta


You could be the King but watch the Queen conquer.

How Women Became Persons in Canada

In Canada, we generally state that the year women officially won suffrage was 1921, but this is not true. The road to women’s rights and opportunities concerning politics in Canada has a long and tumultuous history, in which  women of colour were often excluded and neglected. First, women of colour were not permitted to vote in federal elections until the late 1940s, and Aboriginal women until 1960. Also, while (some) women had the right to vote in the federal election, they were not legally considered persons until almost a decade later. From this issue spawned the Famous Five and “The Persons Case”, which legally established women as people under Canadian law.

At the time, as stated by Canada’s Constitution, only “qualified persons” could hold positions in the Senate. So while women were allowed to vote and hold positions in the House of Commons, they were not legally considered persons under law and could not be appointed to one of the highest positions in the Canadian government. This problem was first tackled by five Canadian women after Emily Murphy, a pioneer for women in Canadian politics, was barred from being elected to the Senate. With the hard work of herself, Nellie McClung, Henrietta Edwards, Louise McKinney, and Irene Parbly, the Famous Five  took what became known as “The Persons Case” to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1927.

Over the course of a year the case was heard,arguing that women should be granted the same legal acknowledgement and political opportunities as men. Finally in 1928, over a year of deliberation, the court ruled not in their favour and Canadian women continued to be labelled as second class citizens unworthy of the label “person”.

Despite this ruling the Famous Five refused to rest and appealed to the highest court in Canada. On October 28th, 1929, the highest court in Canada ruled in favour of the Famous Five, and legally declared Canadian women “persons”. Furthering their victory, the courtman who declared the ruling stated “the exclusion of women from all public offices is a relic of days more barbarous than ours” (famou5 foundation). This marked an important shift in the perception of women in North American society. While there was still much opposition and further work to be done, society was beginning to respect the important role of women and allow them to become influential members throughout Canada.

Less than a year after this important court ruling, Canada’s first female senator was appointed to office. The Honourable Cairine Mackay Wilson took her seat February 30th, 1930 and proceeded to serve both domestically and internationally with the Canadian government until her death in 1962. Although she was not a member of the Famous Five, during her first speech in office she thanked these important women for all they had done for Canadian women in government.

The Famous Five and “The Persons Case” were not just an important part of women’s history, but also of Canadian history. Without these women and this ruling, women would have continually been barred from office, which would only be reflected in societal treatment of women. Without people like Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Henrietta Edwards, Louise McKinney, and Irene Parbly, Canadian women today would not enjoy the basic rights and freedom all persons deserve.

anonymous asked:

To the artist, how do you design a character when you make them anthropomorphic?

Orininally I’d just look up what conductors would wear…. or british people. 

However!  Now/ recently with characters (Toby, Emily, and Henrietta) I look up sometimes where that engine is from or accent related like the Scottish twins! 

Then I look up examples of steampunk or victorian era outfits to get an idea.

When I get the idea I sorta begin sketching my idea out. 

Then comes the hair.

… I really hate this, since their usually too advance for me, or just doesn’t seem to fit the character. 

But anyways, that’s how I design a character.

I was thinking about redesigning characters. Since I think their references are out of date/the designs all look the same that to me it seems boring. 

EXAMPLE! … old reference of Thomas

… ᇂ_ᇂ Here is my redesign I had.

… I didn’t know I changed Thomas’ hair so much. .-. 


Upon interest, I’ve taken more pictures of the Emilie Autumn (and related) things I’ve got for sale.

Individual photos and info below, please check it out!

1. Two “Asylum pounds” whom I think was only sent to the first ones who ordered the thunderrats-tees. One signed, one un-signed. 8 USD for both.

2. Emilie Autumn-inspired bra, decorated by myself. Can’t guarantee the quality but I think it’s alright. Size 34/75C. 18 USD.

3. Emilie Autumn “glittertits”-poster. 16USD.

4. “Fight like a girl”-flag. Flaw can be seen in the upper right corner. 10USD.

5. Electra 2020′s, the only visable flaws on heel(s). Approx size 37. 44USD.

6. “Lithium”-print, drawn by EA. 18USD (unframed) 

7. Signed Emilie Autumn-bag (not sure if I’m allowed to sell this? But Emilie seemed to approve of it when I met her. Anyways, I’ll check for interest). Has been used but has not fallen apart. 15USD.

8. “One foot in front of the other foot”-shoes. Emilie seemed to find these genious when I showed her. Drawn by me, signed by Emilie herself. approx size 36-37. 20USD.

9. Signed setlist. 6USD.

10. “Fight like a girl realease party”-tea towel. 22USD.

11. “Are you suffering?”-tee from The Key-tour. Labeled size S. 20USD.

12. “Thunderrats”-tee. Labaled girlie size S. 20USD. (About to be sold, queue.)

13. Bottle-necklace, handmade by Veronica Varlow (as far as I know?) 20USD.

14. (Pre?-)Signed Veronica Varlow poster. 8USD.

15. Shiny “INMATE”-laminate on a pink thread. 14USD.

16. Un-opened, still sealed tin of VIP tour blend-tea. (On hold until tomorrow, June 3rd.) 24USD.

- I am selling these items because I feel like they deserve a more loving home, and since I’m in a long-distance-realtionship, and a student, I really need money

- I can meet you personally to deliver the items in Gothenburg or Stockholm (Sweden.) Otherwise, the shipping fee is on you.

- You can get a discount if you buy multiple items.

- If no interest is shown for a few days, I’m open for offers.

- Don’t hesitate to PM me!

// Henrietta