DEEDS NOT WORDS
by HELEN PANKHURST
100 years on from women getting the vote, HELEN PANKHURST – great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and a leading women's rights campaigner – charts how women's lives have changed over the last century, and offers a powerful and positive argument for a new way forward.
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?
Exploring themes such as politics, money, family and identity, violence and culture, the voices of both pioneers and ordinary women 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.
Followed by a book signing. Helen's book will be available for purchase on the evening.
Reviews for Helen's book DEADS NOT WORDS, published in 2018
'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
7PM | £14.50 | Venue Hire
All proceeds to Macmillan Shropshire