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Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women's Rights - Then and Now

Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women's Rights - Then and Now

by Helen Pankhurst

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'An incredible book . . . Informative, enlightening, and with the potential to change women's lives.' Sandi Toksvig

'A valuable guide and reference to anyone who wants to understand the Women's Movement in more depth. I am deeply grateful to Helen for writing it!' Annie Lennox OBE


Why is it taking so long?

Despite huge progress since the suffragette campaigns and wave after wave of feminism, women are still fighting for equality. Why, at the present rate will we have to wait in Britain until 2069 for the gender pay gap to disappear? Why, in 2015, did 11% of women lose their jobs due to pregnancy discrimination? Why, globally, has 1 in 3 women experienced physical or sexual violence?

In 2018, on the centenary of one of the greatest steps forward for women - the Fourth Reform Act, which saw propertied women over 30 gain the vote for the first time - suffragette descendant and campaigner Helen Pankhurst charts how the lives of women in the UK have changed over the last 100 years. She celebrates landmark successes, little-known victories, where progress has stalled or reversed, looking at politics, money, identity, violence, culture and social norms. The voices of both pioneers and ordinary women - in all their diversity - are woven into the analysis which ends with suggestions about how to better understand and strengthen feminist campaigning and with aims for the future.

Combining historical insight with inspiring argument, Deeds not Words reveals how far women have come since the suffragettes, how far we still have to go, and how we might get there. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to explore one of the most central and pressing conversations of our time.


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ISBN-13: 9781473646872
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.87(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Dr Helen Pankhurst is a women's rights activist and senior adviser to CARE International, working in the UK and in Ethiopia. She is a trustee of ActionAid, a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE and Visiting Professor at MMU. Helen is the great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, leaders of the British suffragette movement. She has extensive media experience including national and international radio and print interviews and was involved in the 2015 film Suffragette. The Sunday before International Women's Day each year, Helen leads an annual march in London, joined by the Olympic Suffragettes #March4Women.
@HelenPankhurst

Table of Contents

Where do we start? 1

Prologue: 'women, imbeciles and criminals' 7

1 Politics 25

2 Money 69

3 Identity 113

4 Violence 166

5 Culture 209

6 Power 259

How did we do? 283

To 2028 and beyond 289

Acknowledgements 307

Picture acknowledgements 308

Notes 309

Bibliography 353

Index 363

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