How to teach ... the suffragettes. This summer marks 87 years since women in the UK won the right to vote.
On 2 July 1928 the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act was finally passed. It allowed women over the age of 21 to go to the ballot box, signifying the beginning of electoral equality in Britain. To celebrate this historic date, the Guardian Teacher Network has a selection of resources for learning about the suffragettes, who campaigned tirelessly for this cause.
Primary students Kickstart discussion by asking why we vote and who should take part? You can bring their story to life with this audio drama which follows Lady Constance Lytton as she protests for the vote. Challenge your primary class to find out more about two or three famous suffragettes as a group or homework task. A great way to visualise the journey towards women’s suffrage is to create a “Votes for Women” timeline. Role play is a great way to explore these ideas further. Secondary students. Explicit cookie consent. FOR something that ended 150 years ago on April 9th, America’s civil war is strangely newsworthy.
Last month the Supreme Court heard a case that asked whether Texas should allow the Sons of Confederate Veterans to put a Confederate flag on their car licence-plates, and two white students were expelled from the University of Oklahoma for singing a song about lynching taught to them by a fraternity founded in the antebellum South. Many Americans remain fascinated by the conflict. In 2002 the Library of Congress estimated that 70,000 books had been published about it, more than one a day since the war ended. Asda faces mass legal action over equal pay for women - BBC News. Asda, the UK's second largest retailer, is facing a mass legal action by women who work in their stores.
The women claim they are not paid the same as male workers in the distribution warehouses - despite their jobs being of "equivalent value". The case will test how retailers decide what they pay their staff in different parts of their business. 'India's Daughter,' the film banned by India: What did it show? Debate_1912. Debate on the ‘Conciliation’ Bill, to enfranchise about 1 million Women voters, 28 March 1912 [Speakers who opposed the motion are shaded blue.] 1.
WOman 's suffrage cartoons. No More Page 3 - Because Boobs Aren't News. Dossier agreg interne votes for women. Vintage Anti-Suffragette Postcards. By Lisa Hix, Collectors Weekley Check out Collectors Weekly for more interesting articles!
“Do hormones drive women’s votes?” That headline is not from a newspaper published in 1892 or 1922, but from CNN online in 2012. Emma Watson Gender equality is your issue too. Margaret Thatcher: ultimate feminist icon - whether she liked it or not. The Modern Suffragettes: How Helen And Laura Pankhurst Are Bringing The Family Legacy Into 2014. The Suffragette movement may have begun more than one hundred years ago, but the bravery and selflessness of the women involved echoes to this day - and not just in history books.
Dr Helen Pankhurst and her daughter Laura - descendants of Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader and founder of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) - are working tirelessly to keep the Pankhurst legacy alive. Activism and advocacy run through their veins and they pair are committed to tackling modern-day issues with the same spirit of their foremothers - yes, foremothers is a word. What are the key issues for women in 2014? H: There is so much work to be done and in so many areas including, violence against women, childcare, economic differences, political representation and inequality in fields such as banking and sciences. The beauty of social media and the internet is that it brings issues to wider attention and allows individuals to get behind an issue close to their heart. Emma Watson, Malala... ces femmes qui ont marqué 2014 pour leur combat féministe. Jane Austen to appear on £10 note.
The Bank of England's design for a £10 note featuring Jane Austen.
Click for full picture. Photograph: Bank of England. Jane Austen has been confirmed as the next face of the £10 note in a victory for campaigners demanding female representation – aside from the Queen – on the country's cash. Sir Mervyn King, the Bank's former governor, had let slip to MPs that the author of Pride and Prejudice was "waiting in the wings" as a potential candidate to feature on a banknote, and his successor, Mark Carney, confirmed on Wednesday that she would feature, probably from 2017.
"Jane Austen certainly merits a place in the select group of historical figures to appear on our banknotes. We need women on British banknotes. Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, has announced Winston Churchill will replace social reformer Elizabeth Fry as the face of £5 notes.
This means that, other than the Queen, there will be no women featuring on our English bank notes. An all-male line-up on our banknotes sends out the damaging message that no woman has done anything important enough to appear. This is patently untrue. Not only have numerous women emerged as leading figures in their fields, they have done so against the historic odds stacked against them which denied women a public voice and relegated them to the private sphere - making their emergence into public life all the more impressive and worthy of celebration. Nine inspiring lessons the suffragettes can teach feminists today. On 4 June 1913, Emily Wilding Davison travelled to Epsom Downs to watch the Derby, carrying two suffrage flags – one rolled tight in her hand, the other wrapped around her body, hidden beneath her coat.
She waited at Tattenham Corner as the horses streamed past, then squeezed through the railings and made an apparent grab for the reins of the king's horse, Anmer. In the Manchester Guardian the next day, an eyewitness reported: "The horse fell on the woman and kicked out furiously". News footage shows racegoers surging on to the track to find out what had happened. Davison suffered a fractured skull and internal bleeding, and as hate mail against her poured in to the hospital, she remained unconscious. She died four days later. There has always been speculation about Davison's intentions. In a movement defined by acts of daring, Davison's bravery was extraordinary. Find your voice, and use it This echoes the recollections of Kitty Marion, an actor as well as a suffragette.
Never give up. Stealing the suffragettes: Margaret Thatcher’s funeral and false historical parallels - Counterfire. On 2nd April 1911 women all over Britain were holding all-night parties, staying out at concerts and late-night restaurants, skating at ice rinks until the morning and generally having a very good time.
But this was also a huge act of civil disobedience because the 2nd April was Census night and these women staying out all night were refusing to have their details recorded in protest at the government’s refusal to grant votes for women. Meanwhile, one woman, the militant suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, stole into the crypt of Parliament’s Westminster Hall and hid in the broom cupboard there. It appealed to her sense of irony that, as a woman with no right to have any say in who was elected to Parliament, her very place of residence on Census night would have to be recorded as the House of Commons. Like so much of the coverage of Thatcher’s funeral, this is shamelessly re-writing history. Emily Davison’s fight against inequality. Arguments against Women's Suffrage. But not only men, but women, opposed the idea of votes for women: Against Women Suffrage Because women already have the municipal vote, and are eligible for membership of most local authorities. These bodies deal with questions of housing, education, care of children, workhouses and so forth, all of which are peculiarly within a woman's sphere.
Parliament, however, has to deal mainly with the administration of a vast Empire, the maintenance of the Army and Navy, and with questions of peace and war, which lie outside the legitimate sphere of woman's influence. Because all government rests ultimately on force, to which women, owing to physical, moral and social reasons, are not capable of contributing. Anti-Suffrage Society. William Cremer was one of the leading opponents of women's suffrage. Hansard reported a speech he made in the House of Commons on women's suffrage on 25th April, 1906, he argued: "He (William Cremer) had always contended that if we opened the door and enfranchised ever so small a number of females, they could not possibly close it, and that it ultimately meant adult suffrage.
Quotations on women's suffrage in britain. The history of the suffragettes. The votes-for-women movement exploded in popularity the UK in 1903 - hence this year's centenary celebrations - but the story of the campaign begins before the reign of Queen Victoria. In 1832, Lord Grey piloted the highly controversial Great Reform Act through Parliament. It was meant to extend the franchise - but used the word "male" instead of "people", excluding women from the vote. The first leaflet advocating votes for women appeared in 1847, and suffrage societies began to crop up throughout the country.
Twenty years later, John Stuart Mill led an unsuccessful attempt to secure votes for women in the Second Reform Act. Top 10 Nonviolent Protests. Votes for Women background.