When by 1903 women in Britain had not been enfranchised, Emmeline Pankhurst decided that women had to "do the work ourselves". That year she found the Women's Social and Political Union (otherwise known as the WSPU), with the motto "deeds, not words". The suffragettes heckled politicians, tried to storm parliament, were attacked and sexually assaulted during battles with the police, chained themselves to railings, smashed windows, set fire to postboxes and empty buildings, and faced anger and ridicule in the media. Emmeline Pankhurst, her daughters, and other WSPU activists received repeated prison sentences. While imprisoned most suffragettes went on hunger strikes (and were often force fed) in protest at being denied political prisoner status. (The first hunger strike being in 1909). For fear of them becoming a martyr they would be released (on medical grounds) after a few days. Once being released they could then return to the "fighting line". In 1913, the Prisoner's Act was passed, otherwise known as the Cat and Mouse Act. The act made the hunger strikes legal, in that a suffragette would be temporarily released from prison when their health began to diminish, only to be readmitted when she regained her health to finish her sentence.