Women’s Social and Political Union

One of my biggest inspirations in life, as a woman and as a lover of all things democratic, comes in the form of the WSPU- Women’s Social and Political Union. In the late 1800s and early 1990s, the NUWSS (National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies) were actively making peaceful attempts to expand the rights of women in the UK, specifically by demanding that they have … Continue reading Women’s Social and Political Union

Emmeline Pankhurst/Freedom or Death

This gives me goosebumps whenever I listen to it. Here is a youtube video presenting the audio of a re-enactment of the famous speech, originally spoken 1913 in Connecticut by suffragette, Emmeline Pankhurst. It gives me all the inspiration and motivation I need to keep at my studies and keep planning the future. “You have two babies very hungry and wanting to be fed. One … Continue reading Emmeline Pankhurst/Freedom or Death

End Slut Shaming

For those of you who are unaware of this term, ‘slut shaming’ is the criticism of women for their presumed or known sexual activity and choices. For generations, the terms ‘slut’, ‘slag’ and words surrounding the same meaning have been used both abusively and casually. My belief is that we should scrap the words all together. If you strip back all the constructed ways of … Continue reading End Slut Shaming