Deeds Not Words: Helen Pankhurst In Conversation
Helen Pankhurst, granddaughter of legendary Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst, sharing findings from her book Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights, Then and Now, explores and discusses the changes in the UK since the right to a parliamentary vote was first granted to some women in 1918.
What has changed for women since 1918? Despite huge progress since the suffragette campaigns and wave after wave of feminism, women are still fighting for equality. Why, at the current rate of progress the gender pay gap in Britain will not close until 2069. Why, in 2015, did 11% of women lose their jobs due to pregnancy discrimination? Why, globally, have 1 in 3 women experienced physical or sexual violence?
A centenary after one of the greatest steps forward for women - the Fourth Reform Act, which saw propertied women over 30 gain the vote for the first time - Helen Pankhurst charts how the lives of women in the UK have changed over the last 100 years. She celebrates landmark successes, little-known victories, where progress has stalled or reversed, looking at politics, money, identity, violence, culture and social norms. The voices of both pioneers and ordinary women - in all their diversity - are woven into the analysis which ends with suggestions about how to better understand and strengthen feminist campaigning and with aims for the future.
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