Votes for Women: gender, identity and queerness

Votes for Women: gender, identity and queerness
 Starts at 2:00 pm

Join Social and Working History Curator Beverley Cook for an exploration into gender, identity and sexuality in the Votes for Women campaign. We will discover the lives of some iconic queer Suffragettes, such as Vera ‘Jack’ Holme and the Smallhythe ménage à trois of Edith Craig, Christopher St John and Tony Atwood, and reveal how Suffragettes confronted misogyny from the public and popular press in the fight for the vote. We will also delve into the thorny questions of representation and interpretation – what happens when we apply contemporary labels to historical relationships and people, and how much can we truly know about their chosen identities now?

Speakers include:

Di Atkinson (historian and author of Rise Up, Women! The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes)

Gillian Murphy (Curator for Equality, Rights and Citizenship at LSE Library)

Naomi Paxton (performer, researcher and author of Stage Rights! The Actresses' Franchise League, activism and politics: 1908-1958)

Singer and actor Lucy Stevens will also be performing the music and words of Ethel Smyth; the queer Suffragette, feminist and composer of The March of the Women. After the talk, our curator Beverley Cook will be showing some objects from the museum's vast Suffragette archive.

Cost: £12

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2020-03-21 14:00 2020-03-21 14:00 Europe/London Votes for Women: gender, identity and queerness A discussion on queer lives and gender politics in the Votes for Women campaign Museum of London,150 London Wall, London, London,

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