On July 5, 1909, imprisoned suffragette Marion Wallace Dunlop went on hunger strike in Holloway Prison as a protest against the authorities refusing to see her as a political prisoner - inmates of this category were supposed to be entitled to more "luxuries" than others.
The Suffragettes put themselves in danger, in prison and up for public criticism so that we would all be born into a world where our right to vote was so established that some of us would even take it for granted by not bothering to show up.
"Membership was possible for all women and from all social classes", which helped in building momentum, she said.
The league was perfectly happy to expound its reasons for denying the vote to fellow women.
Amnesty International campaigns to help protect women human rights defenders around the world - but you don't need to travel thousands of miles to meet women fighting for justice, and equality.
The assumption was - as it had always been - that their husbands would take any political responsibility, so there was simply no need for women to be politically engaged and vote.
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And while historians disagree about their effectiveness - but her activism was undoubtedly a crucial part in winning the vote for women in Britain. Turkey gave women the vote in 1934 in national election, Egypt in 1956 and Malaysia in 1957.
Pankhurst, who was arrested numerous times, led angry street demonstrations at which hundreds of suffragists were arrested.
This year marks 100 years since parliament passed the law which allowed the first women, and all men, to vote for the first time.
This is a striking 97 years after women in the United Kingdom first won the vote, and 134 after women in the Isle of Mann. This number still doesn't represent even a third, but in comparison in 1945, women had just 3.8% of seats. When the 2017 snap election snapped back at the UK's second-ever female Prime Minister, depriving her of a parliamentary majority and denying her a clear mandate, her critics damned her not just as a lackluster politician (she is) but as an avatar of female failure. While this is better than previous statistics of none, it highlights how inequality is still rife.
During a speech in 1909, Millicent Fawcett posed the rhetorical question: "Why should the Maori women be in a superior position to that held by the women of England?"
This previous year has been a harrowing time for equality with the #metoo and #timesup movements highlighting grave injustices against women. High-profile celebrities have also spoken out about the gender pay gap, including Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams. We would ask you to guess who was paid what but we wouldn't want to insult you.
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