1918 vs 2018: 13 things women couldn't do 100 years ago

Nicola Sturgeon who has announced a £500,000 fund to drive greater representation of women in Scottish politics in

1918 vs 2018: 13 things women couldn't do 100 years ago

The militant side of the suffrage movement was lively in Sheffield, and Mrs Pankhurst sent her daughter Adela to be a local organiser for the Sheffield WSPU.

We know this because the diaries of a suffragette named Mary Blathwayt reveal she had "a close relationship" with the lesbian composer Ethel Smyth. But why is it it important?

One hundred years on and we're still talking about numerous same issues.

Museum volunteer Beryl McIndoe has also worked with younger members of the community and created a "story bag" of suffrage and suffragette items. Perhaps the problem, as demonstrated by the many ways in which women are relating to #MeToo, is that the inchoate but insidious forces of sexism which inform the injustices above and inchoate and not always easy to pin down.

"We see working class women, women of colour and queer women pushed out of the history books in favour of the heterosexual, white and middle class women".

"Women in the 19th century had to contend with open hostility and abuse to win their right to vote", said May, Britain's second female prime minister. We need each other.

This woman will receive a statue in central Cardiff.

The UK celebrates on Feb 6th 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918 gave the vote to (some) women in Britain, those over the age of 30 and meeting certain property qualifications. However, for most of the 20th century, women faced pregnancy discrimination and no matter how many people agreed women should be able to work and raise kids, the financial reality was (and still is) very different.

1918 vs 2018: 13 things women couldn't do 100 years ago
1918 vs 2018: 13 things women couldn't do 100 years ago

"It is a picture that seems to be based on stereotypes about women as inevitable primary care-givers to children and secondary earners and one which plays into discursive norms of the undervaluing of women", it said.

The then Home Secretary Winston Churchill blocked any police investigation into the violence Singh herself witnessed and experienced, according to the journalist Anita Anand, who published Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary in 2015.

"As a country, we must recognise and honour the enormous contribution and sacrifice made by women who campaigned for the right to vote", Corbyn added.

Amnesty International tracked abuse on social media platforms in last year's election and found that black MP Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary, received nearly half of the abusive tweets sent. If elected as prime minister, he pledged, he would "give an official apology for the miscarriages of justice and wider persecution they suffered".

She said attitudes were also changing among men, particularly those who would have previously dismissed "feminist" arguments. "They were radical. They did break the law".

"Thanks to the activism of the suffragettes, the franchise was extended to some women in 1918, and to all women over the age of 21 ten years later". However, equal pay is still an issue today, with women losing out on almost £140bn a year due to gender pay gap.

This is a striking 97 years after women in the United Kingdom first won the vote, and 134 after women in the Isle of Mann. Never before had so many women been imprisoned for a political cause. Their queerness is brushed under the carpet, or used as further reason to erase them from discussions.

"We have done things like this in the past. Intersectional feminism is the only feminism, if we want to make real change", said Hall.

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