Bernadette Devlin, so disgusted by the events surrounding Bloody Sunday, slapped the Conservative Home Secretary in the face after he said the Paras had fired in ‘self-defence’. ”It wasn’t long before people discovered the final horrors of letting an urchin into Parliament”. INSPIRATION.
she didn’t slap him though she punched him like full on, closed fist, punched the guy out. And also its a great story cuz like, she was the youngest ever person to be allowed a seat in parliament, and also the first woman ever to be allowed a seat in parliament, and on her FIRST DAY in parliament she decks some brit politician & gets kicked out, lmao. & turned to street organising from then on heh heh heh
to clarify though, she has always been big on street organising, she took a political seat to further that, not the other way around. but yeah, punched him like the champ she is.
Also not to derail but she wasn’t “the first woman ever to be allowed a seat in parliament” - Markievicz was. Not that she ended up taking her seat.