Ruth Hollick collection. State Library of Victoria
From the author of The Yellow Wallpaper, Herland is a feminist classic: darkly comic and rich with irony.
Through history, themes of anger and sorrow have run through women’s marches — but so too have themes of joy, hope and resilience.
Women protested outside the White House in 1917, seeking the right to vote.
Harris & Ewing via Library of Congress
Despite harsh, discriminatory conditions, low pay and lack of appreciation, deaf women have fought with brilliance and dedication for personal and professional recognition, including the right to vote.
T. Humphrey/State Library Victoria
A biography about suffragist Vida Goldstein seeks to reveal her strength and endurance. Sadly, it also reveals how little progress women who seek political power on their terms have made.
Michelle Obama in the necklace that went viral.
Democratic National Convention
From hunger strike medals to brooches shaped like serpents and spiders, women’s jewellery can speak volumes.
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
Disney’s 1964 classic film had a suffragette theme, but it remains to be seen if the new version will celebrate votes for women.
What 69-year-old philosopher Hugh MacLachlan made of Russia’s premier protest group.
Real life attackers won’t follow a carefully choreographed fight sequence – that’s why training is essential.
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?
Canada is strangely muted in celebrating women’s suffrage. That’s because the politics of remembrance has become a contemporary minefield.
The arrest of Flora Drummond, and Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst in 1908.
Justified or not, some of the suffragettes’ actions were still criminal. And many would consider a conviction a badge of honour.
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.
World's Graphic Press Limited
Not everyone won the vote in 1918, and not everyone is living their best life now.
Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia Pankhurst: a family at war with itself.
Imperial War Museum/Wikipedia
Sylvia Pankhurst’s book is the dominant narrative of the time, but was she unfair to her sister Christabel?
Jazmina Cininas, Christina sleeps on both sides of Grandma’s bed, 2010. Reduction linocut 52.8 x 71.8cm.
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.
Jerusalem has been mooted as England’s new national anthem – best swot up on its history.