Womens Suffrage

Women Died to Give You the Right to Vote

Soozi Baggs | Posted 24.06.2017 | UK Politics
Soozi Baggs

This morning I voted in the EU Referendum. I also posted on my Facebook wall that I was voting and urged all people, especially women, to do the same. And yes, I used that cliched argument that women died to secure the right for women to vote. This is what I said...

Why Women Are Just Not Into the EU

Jade Smith | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jade Smith

We as a country are perfectly capable of advocating women's rights without help from anyone else, especially overpaid Eurocrats. We must lobby the MPs in power, stand up for what we believe in and always vote. Voting to leave the European Union is the safest choice for women.

50:50 Parliament Following in the Footsteps of Fawcett

Frances Scott | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Frances Scott

Women have been knocking on the door at Westminster forever. 50:50 knows of women of all political persuasions who have repeatedly applied to be candidates and been turned down, one more than 15 times in spite of her years of political campaigning experience. She is not alone in her persistent quest for political participation. Why are experienced women not selected as candidates and why are women candidates not given winnable seats? The Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 affirmed "the equal rights of men and women"; however, UK politics is still far from being fully representative.

In Defence of the F-Word

Emily Robb | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Robb

One morning last year, my year 13 form tutor told us she wasn't a feminist. Silence descended. Noticing the distinct lack of approving nods and the much more emphatic shiftiness and thumb-twiddling before her, our teacher hastily added "but obviously I believe in gender equality." She couldn't have paid us to keep quiet.

Why the Suffragette Movie Has Failed

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I don't think women are being roused to stand up against oppression at all. The film ends by saying, well look what a good place we are in now compared to countries like Saudi Arabia, look how far we've come. Thank God those women did what they did so we could have the vote today. This is not good enough.

No Facebook, There Is Nothing 'Overtly Sexual' About Breast Cancer

Sophia Hyatt | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Tech
Sophia Hyatt

A warm welcome to the modern world - or if you prefer, the more anal one, in which the likes of Praxiteles would most likely commit suicide in. It is ...

Feminism: A Work in Progress

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Perhaps it was a weird Venus and Mars alignment, but in the last few days, expected and unexpected happenings have brought feminism into sharp focus. ...

"Slave" Is Part of the Language - It Shouldn't Be Off-Limits to Anybody

Dale Lately | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dale Lately

In this case, for example, the word "slave" was part of an original quote by activist Emmeline Pankhurst, who led the suffragette campaign to give women the vote. It has precisely zero to do with what happened over several centuries between Africa and the Americas.

Suffragette Stars React To Sisters Uncut Red Carpet Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK

Feminist protesters hit the red carpet Wednesday alongside stars of the film Suffragette at the opening night of the BFI London Film Festival. Scen...

The Time Is Now: The 59th BFI London Film Festival

Tom Linay | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

I can barely hide my glee, the 59th BFI London Film Festival opened last night with the rousing, vital Suffragette and it kicked off 12 jam-packed days of some of the most exciting new films filling London's cinemas.

A Look Back At Britain At The Polls Though History

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK

Even though the tradition of voting may seem archaic, we have made significant headway since the old days. As we go to the polls in the closest Ge...

The Importance of the Right to Vote

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK
Ioan Marc Jones

In 1792, shoemaker Thomas Hardy founded the London Corresponding Society. Influenced by the French Revolution and the works of Thomas Paine, the LCS h...

Women Against Feminism, Privilege and Feminist Activism

Louise Pennington | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

Nothing irritates me more than the misappropriation of humanism, which is a centuries old intellectual movement based on rationality and science. The term itself predates feminism by nearly a century so how humanism can be the response to feminism is beyond me.

The Beard: What Lies Beneath

Lynne Parker | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

Is the rising popularity of the beard a reflection of men's role in society today? Like hemlines rising with the onset of votes for women, full on masculine facial hair is making its own break for freedom and has become a 21st century fashion statement.

10 Women Who Shaped The 20th Century

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Bostock | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The modern female lifestyle imperative known as 'having it all' has become a cursed nuisance for most women; and those who appear to juggle a full-tim...

Top Ten Most Powerful Women in the World 2013

Joanne Nye | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Nye

This year marks the centenary of famous Suffragette martyr Emily Wilding Davison's tragic death at the Epsom races. This event and the work of the Suffragette movement have made me stop to think about how far we women have come in the last 100 years and how much more there is to be done to help the next generation achieve success.

17 Awesome Feminist Achievements Since The Suffragettes

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK

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 k...

A Celebration Of Female Achievements Since The Launch Of Women's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

To celebrate International Women's Day 2012, we’re celebrating the most significant moments in female history and honouring the women behind them. ...

Capturing The Struggle: Striking Images Of Women's Push For Liberation

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse and Cosima Ungaro | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Pictures of suffragettes struggling with police and of 60's campaigners brandishing their bras are among the most iconic images of women's liberation ...