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>> Britain's marking the 100th anniversary of Suffragettes winning the vote for women. And the generations of feminists inspired by Emmeline Pankhurst, who chained herself to the railings outside Downing Street to demand women's rights. Her great granddaughter, Helen Pankhurst, a Historian of the Suffragettes, addressed a Time's Up rally against sexual harassment in London recently.
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She thinks if they were here today, those early radical feminist would still be urging women not to accept sexism.>> I think she'd say some aspects are fantastic, so going out in the street and you can see as many women as men out there on the TV screens, women in strong leadership positions, a woman Prime Minister.
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I think they'd be saying,oh, fantastic that so much has changed, and at the same time they'd be saying, honestly, a hundred years later and you're still fighting this particular battle?>> Emily Davidson famously ran under the hooves of King George's horse during the 1913 Epsom Derby, and was fatally injured.
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This was her race card, now in the London School of Economics Women's Library. Her sacrifice along, with hunger strikes, arson, and bomb attacks were among the more radical suffragette tactics after decades of peaceful but unfruitful protests and lobbying.>> It seemed like a mad idea then, and I think that it took a long time.
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That's why the campaign was so long, because they had to change people's attitudes toward women and what they could do.>> And the battle didn't end in 1918, as only 40% of women met the criteria to vote that year. Universal suffrage would need another decade.