Our lives have been changed dramatically by women who have contributed to the way we live. The modern female lifestyle imperative known as ‘having it all’ has become a cursed nuisance for most women; and those who appear to juggle a full-time job, childcare, most (nearly all in most cases) of the housework and a social life, while looking blissfully relaxed, tend to be viewed with suspicion rather than admiration. but it is more than fair to say that women have and will continue to have a massively dramatic influence over how we live.
So… who were the movers and shakers of the last century?
Co-founder of the Women’s Social and Political Union in 1903, Emmeline Pankhurst was a British political activist and leader of the suffragette movement, alongside her daughters Christabel and Sylvia. In 1929, after decades of protests, women over the age of 21 were granted the right to vote. Her methods… persuasion, argument, protest and direct action (including if she felt necessary violence). We have much to thank her for.
- Emmeline Pankhurst 1913 (corrc003.wordpress.com)
- Person: Christabel Pankhurst (ofthepast.wordpress.com)
- Person: Emmeline Pankhurst (ofthepast.wordpress.com)
- Event: Breaking Glass (ofthepast.wordpress.com)
- The Week That Was: October 07-13 (thejournal.co.uk)
- Up the Nails! (stylebubble.co.uk)
- Women Writers Through The Centuries (stirringtrouble.wordpress.com)
- ‘Clearly you’d always set out to make a horrible program about horrible people’: An open letter to Sent To Coventry (coventrytelegraph.net)
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