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From Peterloo to the vote….why did we need suffrage and how was it won!


Quick note on Patricia Arquette and White feminism

I have just a little to add to the controversy over Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech at the Academy Awards. She said:

To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights, it is our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America.

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In The News

Torn asunder - of Finland and its history

So I was taking the opportunity of a lull in the meeting to bore my colleagues with yet another historical tidbit. Okay, maybe not bore, as I do try to present my favourite moments in history in an entertaining manner, involving a lot of posturing, multiple voices and general enthusiasm, but in a group of people not all that interested in history this mainly leads to amused smiles rather than a riveted audience. 2,440 more words


A Primer on Women's Life in 19th Century America

I’m getting closer to being able to tell all of you exactly who my next historical fiction book is about. I sent it off to the freelance editor whom I worked with on the first Guinevere book yesterday, as well as the first reader. 930 more words

19th Century America

An Earful ~~ The Affordable Care Act Benefits People

| By  CAP Action War Room repost

Republicans Are Hearing How The Affordable Care Act Benefits People

As momentum continues to build up to the March 31 open enrollment deadline, Republican lawmakers continue to make every effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. 452 more words

~ Political Action, Obama News And Events

For Love of Truth

I am absolutely besotted with Sojourner Truth. Almost six feet tall she was a striking woman with a charismatic presence. For me, the nineteenth century abolitionist and women’s rights activist ranks up there with Mae Jamison and Angela Davis as far as role models go. 1,109 more words

NWSPU Shop, Glastonbury

This photograph shows the National Women’s Social and Political Union shop in Glastonbury. It carries several banners ‘Taxation without representation is tyranny’, ‘Votes for women’ and an advert for the ‘weekly newspaper Votes for Women’ available for one penny. 270 more words