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Parliament Square has just unveiled its first ever statue of a woman

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It’s only taken, you know, the entirety of history for someone to realise we should PROBABLY have a statue of a woman in Parliament Square, but this morning, it finally happened. After a concerted campaign by Caroline Criado Perez, a statue of the suffragist Millicent Fawcett was unveiled this morning in amongst all those blokes of British political history. All the big guns were there - Theresa, Jezza, Sadiq - so you know it's important. The statue was created by the brilliant Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing, with hands modelled on the artist’s own. It’s a gorgeous, simple, stark work of art that doesn’t just sit beautifully alongside the other statues, but stands out perfectly. It’s incredible that it has taken this long for this to happen, for the place of women in British politics to be recognised, but despite that, this is still a pretty great way to go about it.

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