My students do not seem to know much about the fights that took place in the UK and also in the most developed countries in the XX century. I must confess that I feel this is bad. At their age I was aware of the great events that marked women's voices to get the right to vote.
I feel it is important to remember these women whose ideals changed the future of their daughters.
The text written by Virginia Woolf is important to remind us that today we still have women who cannot decide about their future.
Today marks 100 years since women won the right to vote in Ireland and the UK. Irish artist, revolutionary & suffragette Constance Markievicz, born 150 years ago this week, became the first woman to be elected to the British Parliament in 1918#Vótáil100 #Votes100 #Womenssuffrage pic.twitter.com/xFd5Xz4DsZ— Nat Gallery Ireland (@NGIreland) 6 febbraio 2018
Thank you to all those strong women who stood up #100years ago who endured hardship and persecution to ensure women could vote. We’re forever in your debt. #suffragettes100 pic.twitter.com/qxQ7CpwKMd— Julie O'Grady (@julie_ogrady) 6 febbraio 2018
Despite having walked past it many times, I took the time today to look at the memorial to the Suffragettes in Christchurch Gardens, Westminster today @BBCNews #suffragettes100 pic.twitter.com/CB0WfuzR1a— Jon Stride (@jon_stride) 6 febbraio 2018