Emily Wilding Davison Centenery: 17 Ways Feminism Progressed Since The Suffragettes

04/06/2013 09:25 BST | Updated 04/06/2013 17:11 BST
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 24: Campaigners dressed as suffragettes attend a rally organised by UK Feminista to call for equal rights for men and women on October 24, 2012 in London, England. Hundreds of women from around the UK congregated in Westminster to attend a rally and lobby their local MPs to demonstrate against any legislation that damages women's rights. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

What would Emily Wilding Davison think about feminism in the UK today?

It's 100 years since the suffragette died, crushed under the hooves of the king's horse at at Epsom Derby.

Davison died of her injuries four days later. The debate is still raging on whether the 40-year-old meant to commit suicide or whether she was trying to pin a banner on the horse.

She had, in her pocket, a return train ticket, and a ticket to a dance that night.

Since then, the UK has had a female prime minister, equality enshrined in law, free love and free contraception. But women still feel disadvantaged in the workplace, less than a quarter of MPs or chief executives are women. And rape convictions still remain shockingly low.

To celebrate Emily Wilding Davison, HuffPostUK looks at how far we've come. If we've missed anything, let us know @HuffPostUK.