The centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave women who were householders and older than 30 the vote, is a reason for celebration as well as a determination to continue to campaign for women’s causes. Jane Robinson’s Hearts and Minds explores the history of the suffragists, ordinary people effecting extraordinary change; Helen Pankhurst’s Deeds Not Words considers how female lives have changed over the past century and what remains to be achieved. Jane Robinson is the author of Bluestockings, a book about women’s fight for an education. Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, is a women’s rights activist. They discuss feminism past and present with Arifa Akbar, journalist, reviewer and Head of Content at Unbound.
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