Suffragetteonesheet

  1. Fight for what you believe in, and when you think you’ve fought enough, fight some more. It’s tiring, it’s difficult, it’s challenging, but if it’s worth it, it’s worth it.
  2. If you believe in something, believe in it wholeheartedly. Change doesn‚Äôt happen in the lukewarm, throw your heart at it. Whether it‚Äôs suffrage, the pay gap, or representation of women in music videos; participate, petition and protest. Perhaps words will work, find your forum, write a thinkpiece, and tweet about it. If they don’t, use deeds, not words.
  3. Support is everything. You’ll need support to make a change, just like people making a change will need your support. Could Maud Watts have survived without the support of her friends? Can anyone? Support your fellow feminists.
  4. Change stems out of difference from the norm, as does sacrifice. Saying that the norm is flawed, it needs change, and then changing it. Maud Watts sacrificed her family, her job, and her former life to fight for the vote and for equality. If a cause is worth fighting for, it’s worth sacrifice. And to revert to number 3, sacrifice needs support.
  5. Feminism doesn’t need to come from the ‘leaders’. Suffragette interestingly didn’t focus on the Pankhursts, or even include them to any great extent. Feminism doesn’t always stem from the Emmelines, the Beyoncés, and the Emma Watsons. And isn’t that a remarkable thing? Maud Watts becomes just as significant as Emmeline Pankhurst, and that’s equality.

-Chloe Turner
Junior Girl
Girl Museum Inc.

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