‘Deeds not Words’
Motto of Women’s Social and Political Union founded by Emmeline Pankhurst and five women 10th October 1903
An update on my #100happydays challenge – from November 2015
29/100 Cottonopolis WI meeting – all about Suffragettes
It was our monthly meeting for Cottonopolis WI – we eat cake, chat and have a lot of fun. We only sing Jerusalem once a year at our AGM – did you know it’s was a suffragette anthem too?
This month’s talk was given by Sibby (@MCRTourGuide) all about the history of votes for women. It was a fascinating talk and I learnt a lot more about the complex issues involved. We also discussed the accuracy (or not) of the film Suffragette (2015). A couple of weeks ago, I went to watch the film with 90 other Greater Manchester WI members – it was a great evening.
Do you know which country in the world introduced universal suffrage in 1893?