‘Does Violence Win Rights? Militant Suffrage and the Vote’

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Before any second-wave feminist had licked a righteous flame at their C-cup, some suffragettes had caused more havoc in London than Keith Moon let loose in the swimming pool of a Holiday Inn. Militants for the cause chained themselves to railings, sliced paintings, set off bombs in Westminster Abbey, went on hunger-strike and some even died in the name of democracy. But whether this militancy helped women achieve the vote is a debate that’s dogged the suffragettes’ legacy. At this panel discussion, Laura Coryton, founder of Stop Taxing Periods, Dr Jacqui Turner, lecturer in Modern History at the University of Reading, Dr Naomi Paxton, Vote 100 researcher, and Nimco Ali, the co-founder and director of Daughters of Eve, are hoping to get to the bottom of whether violence wins rights. This event is free, nut booking is recommended. Find out more here



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