|Mrs. Banks suffragette!|
|Lets go fly a kite...|
"Let's go fly a kite and send it snoring!!!"
"Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down....in the microwave!!!!"
His father (as a child of course) thought it was "Feed the birds...toughens the bag!!!"
|Feed the birds...tuppence a bag!|
Anyone else with funny mistaken lyrics from Mary Poppins, please comment below. I love these and will likely snort my tea through my nose if you have any good ones. Anyway, I will not review this film. It's wonderful, and if you haven't watched it for a while, you will really enjoy it.
The reason I got thinking about Mary Poppins and Mrs. Banks was because I came across an old film clip on You Tube which shows a riot at Trafalgar Square in London in 1913 where they actually show Miss Sylvia Pankhurst (the more radical daughter of Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst) being hauled away by police. So the lyrics of the Sister Suffragettes song rather hit home when you actually see Miss Pankhurst being "clapped in irons again".
|Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst (she doesn't look militant, does she?)|
I am what I would consider a feminist, and I really enjoyed Lady Sybil on Downton Abbey. I can see her joining in with Mrs. Pankhurst and the suffragettes next season, although they got much less militant during the war (less throwing stones at 10 Downing Street) and put their effort behind the war on the home-front instead. Mrs. Pankhurst also concerned herself with children's welfare, starting an adoption home yet was criticized for helping mothers of children born out of wedlock. She even adopted 4 orphaned children at the age of 57. What a woman!
Now that you have watched that, you may enjoy the Disney version. Part of me has mixed feelings about the message Disney is trying to give...that Mrs. Banks should spend more time with her children and not be out campaigning with the suffragettes. However, the message was also leveled at Mr. Banks, so one would assume that the message for both was just to spend more time with the children, not to stop going to work or stop demonstrating in the streets altogether.
My favourite line, bar none, has to be:
"Though we adore men individually, We agree that as a group they're rather stupid!"
VOTES FOR WOMEN!