An alternative history of the suffragettes: a movement divided by class with Moira Leahy

On this episode we discuss the hidden class history of the suffragettes and the role of working class mass struggle in winning the vote. Too often the official histories of the suffrage movement brush over the bitter splits and divisions within both the campaign and the Pankhurst family. Roz is joined in discussion by veteran socialist Moira Leahy to uncover these important debates and discuss the politics of challenging sexism and fighting for socialism. 

 

Reading

How working class women won the vote by Judy Cox http://isj.org.uk/how-working-class-women-won-the-vote/ 
Sylvia Pankhurst - a rebel in the fight for votes by Isabel Ringrose - https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50653/Sylvia+Pankhurst+++a+rebel+in+the+fight+for+votes 

Hosted by Roz Ward. Produced by Liam Ward. 

Music by Dan Kenny. 

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