Women's suffrage

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Beverley Knight: ‘Prince encouraged me to be bold’
The singer and musical star on her role as suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst in a hip-hop stage show, her contempt for the home secretary and her ambition to play Aretha Franklin

Kate Kellaway

19, Feb, 2023 @9:30 AM

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The Guardian view on Afghanistan’s suffering: the war against women | Editorial
Editorial: Families are in desperate straits, the security situation is worsening – but the Taliban’s priority is punishing half the population


02, Jan, 2023 @6:30 PM

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Let’s sing the praises of Sylvia Pankhurst – and honour her with a statue | Letter
Letter: Philippa Clark on the musical about the socialist campaigner and the campaign for a statue of her


10, Oct, 2022 @4:42 PM

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Anti-empire, anti-fascist, pro-suffragist: the stunning secret life of Proms staple Jerusalem
Why is Jerusalem lumped in with the jingoism of Last Night of the Proms? William Blake wrote a heretical, anti-establishment anthem that was later gifted to the suffragists and used to rouse fighters in the Spanish civil war

Jason Whittaker

05, Sep, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Famous rallying speech by feminist leader Millicent Fawcett was never made, says new book
Her quote ‘Courage calls to courage everywhere’ has been taken out of context, claims professor

Donna Ferguson

15, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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From Michael Foot’s ‘donkey jacket’ to Barnard Castle beer … inside the People’s History Museum
The Manchester museum owns 60,000 objects tracing Britain’s political history, including a pike from Peterloo and Andy Burnham’s jacket. Now it’s up for a £100,000 prize

Helen Pidd North of England editor

10, May, 2022 @2:48 PM

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How can women get equality? Strike!
The domestic burden – heavier in lockdown – falls mainly on female shoulders, yet Iceland’s housewives showed change is possible

Sally Howard

14, Mar, 2021 @9:10 AM

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From the archive, 1971: Swiss women get the vote
Fifty years ago, women in Switzerland gained the right to vote in federal elections and stand for parliament, after a national referendum

compiled by Richard Nelsson

10, Feb, 2021 @10:59 AM

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Proms changes replace jingoism with hope | Letters
Letters: Readers air their views in the debate over the traditional flag-waving anthems Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory


31, Aug, 2020 @4:16 PM

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From the archive: the truth about the suffragettes, revealed in 1977
Half a century after women over 21 got the vote, Jill Craigie argued that the movement had been maligned and misunderstood by male historians. By Chris Hall

Chris Hall

07, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Portrait of studious woman revealed to be of Millicent Fawcett
Painting of suffragist working at her desk was misidentified as Royal Holloway ex-principal

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

13, May, 2020 @1:29 PM

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In 1970, driven by chaos and energy, we felt like pioneers in female protest | Sheila Rowbotham
Fifty years since the start of the Women’s Liberation Movement, one of its founders reflects on its progress

Sheila Rowbotham

23, Feb, 2020 @7:30 AM

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