Wednesday, 8 March 2017

International Womens Day 2017 - celebrate bold women

8th March is International Womens Day

The theme this year is be bold for change

Celebrate bold women with these resources

The  LSE Women’s Library Digital Collections has the full text of

Mary Wollstonecraft- A vindication of the rights of woman 1798

Virginia Woolf – A room of one’s own

the archives has  materials relating to suffragette Emily Wilding Davison. View an online exhibition of her writings, photographs of possessions and accounts of her death.

Bold journals

the Vote which was published by the Women's Freedom League from 1909-33 has many articles campaigning for equal rights for women.  In the 2nd December 1909 issue they write about the purpose of their newspaper is  
We are not going to give away patterns of woolly waistcoats for men  or hints on making ottomans out of egg-boxes’ (p.67)

 Spare Rib magazine  inspired women during the Womens Liberation movement 1972-93,
read the full text online via the British Library. Whose Sisterhood and Beyond website has a range of oral histories form the movement

Finally some bold Speeches

We should all be feminists Chimamanda Ngozi

Malala Yousafzais speech- United-Nations 2013

2017 House of Lords debates 

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