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Lin-Manuel Miranda (centre), Emily Blunt, Julie Walters, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, and Joel Dawson in Mary Poppins Returns (2018). Lucamar Productions,Marc Platt Productions,Walt Disney Pictures

Will the new Mary Poppins film acknowledge the suffragettes’ success?

Disney's 1964 classic film had a suffragette theme, but it remains to be seen if the new version will celebrate votes for women.
Nellie McClung, a prominent Canadian suffragist in the early 1900s, is now being maligned for her racism and support of eugenics. Should the deep flaws of some suffragists from 100 years ago mean Canadian historians must pay them short shrift? (National Archives)

Canada’s curiously cautious commemoration of women suffragists

Canada is strangely muted in celebrating women's suffrage. That's because the politics of remembrance has become a contemporary minefield.
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Why feminism still matters to young people

It's been 100 years since women over 30 won the right to vote in Britain. But that didn't solve gender injustice – and young people today need feminism more than ever.
Jazmina Cininas, Christina sleeps on both sides of Grandma’s bed, 2010. Reduction linocut 52.8 x 71.8cm.

Friday essay: the female werewolf and her shaggy suffragette sisters

From witch-hunts to the suffragettes, belief in womanly werewolfs has flourished at times when the female gender was under threat. But in contemporary fiction, film and art, werewolf lore is evolving in surprising ways.

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