Force Feeding

Scope and Content

/1-2 is a letter from the Women's Social and Political Union to John Beanland thanking him for a letter which appeared in the Manchester Guardian. The rest of MML/5/17 consists of articles: reporting the operation of force-feeding in conjunction with the Prisoners' Temporary Discharge for Ill Health [Cat and Mouse] Act; and protesting against the practice. /9-10 and /15-16 give accounts of women's experiences of force- feeding whilst /17 gives a medical description of the practice. /7 is a shorthand transcription of an article in the Nation.