Gender and Politics in the media

UK: Labour to introduce all-women shortlists for Warwickshire general election. When did calls for women’s suffrage start in Britain?

Miriam OReilly.

Labour to introduce all-women shortlists for Warwickshire general election … Coventry Telegraph Labour is hoping to win back seats in Warwickshire with general election candidates selected from all-women shortlists. But party officials are tightlipped amid widespread expectations that Coventry North East – where Bob Ainsworth MP is standing down 

Survey – ‘Women and the Vote’ The Independent I conducted an online survey on from 15th-17th May 2013, which I publicised via social networking, namely Twitter and Facebook. Although it was open to any British woman under the age of 30, it is likely to have a biased demographic …

Women’s suffrage: interview transcript, Alys Cooke, 22, undergraduate student … The Independent AC: I think having a vote makes women equal to men; I think you can’t deny women anything because we’ve been… like, historically women were perceived not able to vote; now that it’s accepted that women can vote, it kind of suggests that actually …

Young women today and their views on suffrage: Street interviews The Independent I spoke to a group of twenty-somethings out on a shopping trip about their views on women’ssuffrage and the importance of voting. Their responses were very disheartening, and highlights a serious disillusionment with voting among young people in Britain.

When did calls for women’s suffrage start in Britain? The Independent The first woman to vote in Britain was Lily Maxwell in 1867, as her name was added by accident to the electoral register, as she possessed the adequate property to be eligible to vote, were she a man (according to the 1832 Great …

Suffragette Viscountess Rhondda’s Newport bomb attack remembered BBC Bristol website Viscountess Rhondda went to Usk prison after refusing to pay a £10 fine for the attack at the height of the women’s rights campaign in July 1913. On Sunday the post box she targeted was garlanded in the suffragette colours of green, purple and white.

Claire Balding reveals the secrets of a Suffragette.

Heroine Emily’s mistake The idea of the Suffragette who died under the hooves of the royal horse is an iconic one and has become historical shorthand for the whole women’s suffrage movement, but Davison herself remains mysterious. Did she really intend to kill herself? A 

Hay Festival 2013: Women need to ‘get off their backsides’, says Lucinda Hawksley We represent fifty-two per cent of the population. If we want more women in power, we should vote for them. We have to empower ourselves, and make it about merit, rather than whether you went to the same school or were a member of the Bullingdon club.

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