What does resistance look like 100 years after the Suffragettes, and where do we go from here?
On this episode we talk about what the last 100 years has looked like for the UK’s women, how to keep our resistance intersectional, and what resistance means in 2018 and beyond.
2018 marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, which granted partial suffrage to some women. It wasn’t until 1928 that all women were giving the same voting rights as men. So why are we celebrating this centenary, when only the most privileged women were rewarded?
Why are we celebrating this centenary, when only the most privileged women were rewarded? How can we celebrate what this moment meant, without overlooking the inequalities that exist between women? And what about the women who, throughout history, have faced a double or triple bind, through racism, homophobia, transphobia or ableism? With this in mind, what can we learn from the Suffragettes, and what must we forge ourselves - where does Feminism go from here?
Hosted by: Liv Little
Guests: Helen Pankhurst, Sophie Duker and Anita Anand
Brought to you by the Women's Equality Party, the UK's first feminist political party. Produced by Red Apple Creative.
Liv Little Liv Little is a producer, writer and editor.
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Helen Pankhurst works for CRE International, is an international development and women's rights activist and the great-granddaughter of Emmeline, granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst.
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Sophie Duker is a stand-up comedian, founder and host of cult comedy night Wacky Racists and star of new feminist comedy pilot 'Riot Girls' on Channel 4 Follow Sophie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sophiedukebox
Anita Anand is a broadcaster and author of 'Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary'.
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