Tag Archives: Christabel Pankhurst

overcoming ‘the sin of self-sacrifice’ – Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence

Ever been told that you need to be less concerned for your own issues, more patient and gentle or that your call for justice or freedom needs to be subsumed beneath ‘unity’ and  ‘peace’?  Join the long line of others … Continue reading

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the girl who slew the dragon – Christabel Pankhurst

A prominent feature of first-wave feminism was its spectacle, once it had the courage to break into public space.  A striking aspect was the frequent appearance in demonstrations of suffragists dressed as figures such as Joan of Arc, complete with … Continue reading

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salvos of the spirit – Emmeline Pankhurst

Sometimes a circuit breaker is needed to change the course of history, even in a great movement full of an immense variety of courage, intelligence and virtues.  For the women’s suffrage movement, such a catalyst was Emmeline Pankhurst.  If the … Continue reading

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