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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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‘a pair of oddities’ and the Church of the New Age – Eva Gore Booth and Esther Roper

First-wave feminism grew in the midst of highly conservative social and sexual assumptions in wider society.¬† Same-sex partnerships were therefore still very scandalous and homosexual acts prohibited and liable to imprisonment (as in the highly publicised¬† case of Oscar Wilde … Continue reading

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