Tag: women’s rights

Historic Women on Film

Posted by Published on February 11, 2019

”She has fought many wars, most internal. The ones that you battle alone. For this, she is remarkable. She is a survivor.” — Nikki Rowe, Author   This week in footage, we cast our eyes to the past to spotlight some of history’s fantastic female icons. Regardless of their place of birth, these women or their organisations are remembered by history – some for their achievements…

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Sporting fashion in the last two centuries has developed to allow women to don clothes designed to meet the technical demands of athletic play. As interest in female sporting competition increased, the hindrances of formal wear were brushed away. Amelia Bloomer, nineteenth century women’s rights activist and advocate for reform in female dress, championed baggy knickerbockers (or ‘bloomers’) in the 1850s for use primarily in cycling….

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Suffragette, the first feature film to tell the story of women’s fight for the vote, will kick off this year’s London film festival (LFF) on 7 October. Not all women wanted the vote. Queen Victoria had referred to women’s suffrage as ‘wicked folly’ and in 1908 Mrs Humphrey Ward went so far as to form the National Anti-Suffrage League. Many subscribed to the belief that while…

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