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Theconversation. In 1932, Madame Tussaud’s asked their younger visitors to choose from among the waxworks the individual they most wanted to be like when they grew up.


The most popular answer was not the kind of figure you might expect. Daring explorers such as Captain Scott and Sir Earnest Shackleton were among the top choices, as were Joan of Arc, and Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. But the winner of the poll was a pious, middle-aged nurse from Norfolk who had worked in Belgium during its German occupation in World War I. This was Edith Cavell, who had been instrumental in saving the lives of hundreds of soldiers not only by providing them with medical care, but also by helping to smuggle them secretly back home across enemy lines. After her undercover resistance work was discovered by the German secret police, Cavell was tried for treason, found guilty, and shot at dawn by a firing squad in Brussels on October 12 1915, exactly 100 years ago today.

Keep it all in. Emmeline Pankhurst. 2007-DID-Votes for Women - [English website of the Académie de Toulouse] Suffragettes knew jiu jitsu and 12 other things you didn't know about the fight for women's rights. The fight for feminism has been hard-fought for decades, but the work of the suffragettes stood the modern woman in good stead.

Suffragettes knew jiu jitsu and 12 other things you didn't know about the fight for women's rights

But ahead of the release of new film Suffragette, there are still surprises in store about the women who took the fight to the establishment more than 100 years ago. Out on October 12, the film stars Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter. Read more: Two topless feminists storm Muslim conference stage during 'wife beating' discussion It's set to reveal the remarkable untold story of the real foot soldiers of the Suffragette movement as they fought for the right to vote. Carey Mulligan, who plays an East End laundry worker and housewife who gets drawn into the suffragette movement, has asked why the story hadn't been told up until now.

"I don't think it's an oversight at all," she told Reader's Digest. 'Suffrajitsu': How the suffragettes fought back using martial arts. Image copyright Jet City Comics/Joao Vieira The film Suffragette, which is due for release, portrays the struggle by British women to win the vote.

'Suffrajitsu': How the suffragettes fought back using martial arts

They were exposed to violence and intimidation as their campaign became more militant. So they taught themselves the martial art of jiu-jitsu. Edith Garrud was a tiny woman. Measuring 4ft 11in (150cm) in height she appeared no match for the officers of the Metropolitan Police - required to be at least 5ft 10in (178cm) tall at the time. Meryl Streep and co-stars attract backlash over Suffragette T-shirt slogan.

Meryl Streep and three other cast members of the film Suffragette have been the subject of criticism online, after appearing in a photo shoot last week wearing T-shirts featuring a controversial slogan.

Meryl Streep and co-stars attract backlash over Suffragette T-shirt slogan

“I’d rather be a rebel than a slave,” the slogan read, quoting a 1913 speech by women’s rights activist Emmeline Pankhurst. The photos were published in Time Out London alongside interviews with Streep, Carey Mulligan, Romola Garai and Anne-Marie Duff. Iron Jawed Angels (TV Movie 2004) 8%20The%20Womans%20Suffrage%20Movement. Iron Jawed Angels - Lesson Plans from Movies and Film - Women's Suffrage; Alice Paul, National Women's Party.

Discussion Questions: Questions Relating to Suffrage 1.

Iron Jawed Angels - Lesson Plans from Movies and Film - Women's Suffrage; Alice Paul, National Women's Party

Why did American society resist women's suffrage so strongly for so many decades? Suggested Response: The resistance to women's suffrage was based on ingrained sexist beliefs held by both men and women. These beliefs were supported by a host of secular and religious customs and institutions. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. The theory of "Natural Law" sets out certain rights that people have because they are human beings. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government . . . .

"AIN'T I A WOMAN?" BY SOJOURNER TRUTH. Les Suffragettes un film de Sarah Gavron. Isabelle_destat/suffragettes. History - British History in depth: Women's Rights Quiz. Higher Bitesize History - Women's suffrage movement : Revision, Page3. How to teach ... the suffragettes. This summer marks 87 years since women in the UK won the right to vote.

How to teach ... the suffragettes

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.