To investigate the conditions in the New York State prison system for women circa 1916, socialist reformer Madeleine Zabriskie Doty
arranges to have herself incarcerated, masquerading as a real criminal, under the name "Maggie Martin."
Read her experiences here, in SOCIETY'S MISFITS.
Already showing five million+ views--but maybe as new to you as it was to me?
Does suffragette Emily Davison
qualify for the title I've given her? The incident is shown in the video starting a bit before the six-minute mark.
She is best known for stepping in front of King George V's horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby on 4 June 1913, sustaining injuries that resulted in her death four days later....
Modern historians agree that Davison was trying to disturb the Derby in order to draw attention to her cause, rather than to commit suicide, and 2013 analysis of newsreel has supported the idea that Davison was reaching up to attach a scarf to the bridle of the King's horse. Analysis of newsreel also indicated that her position before she stepped out onto the track would have given her a clear view of the oncoming race, further countering the belief that she ran out in a haphazard way to kill herself.
Check out the looks that Jean-Claude Van Damme keeps giving the tech who is explaining the stunt!