Musical Gals: Dame Ethel Smyth

Music Period: Romantic Location: London, United Kingdom Claim to Fame: composing the “The March of the Women” theme for the suffragette movement, and fighting for the right for women to play in orchestras. Dame Ethel Smyth was...

Emmeline Pankhurst

We don’t really hear much about women’s rights and activism during the First World War in Britain – just that women eventually got the vote. I can’t say for sure why, was it that the government saw a country full of women working just as well...

5 things girls can learn from the new film, Suffragette

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. If you believe in something, believe in it wholeheartedly. Change doesn’t happen...

London 2012: The Resurgence of the Suffragettes

Suffragettes carrying a banner at the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. Photo: REUTERS. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/news/9438965/London-2012-Olympics-anger-as-volunteers-cash-in-on-opening-ceremony.html This year’s Olympics has been billed as the...

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