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My Own Story

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Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 96,597 / 282 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.4
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 4,726
Added to site: 2011.06.09
mnybks.net#: 30116
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Biography

A biography by one of last century's most important persons. Her work with women's rights has yet to meet its match.

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of Parliament it had been decided that the word "man" always included "woman" unless otherwise specifically stated. For example, in certain acts containing rate-paying clauses, the masculine noun and pronoun are used throughout, but the provisions apply to women rate-payers as well as to men. So when the Reform Bill with the word "man" in it became law, many women believed that the right of suffrage had actually been bestowed upon them. A tremendous amount of discussion ensued, and the matter was finally tested by a large number of women seeking to have their names placed upon the register as voters. In my city of Manchester 3,924 women, out of a total of 4,215 possible women voters, claimed their votes, and their claim was defended in the law courts by eminent lawyers, including my future husband, Dr. Pankhurst. Of course the women's claim was settled adversely in the courts, but the agitation resulted in a strengthening of the woman-suffrage agitation all over the country.

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Average Rating of 4 from 2 reviews: ****
2011.06.20
Pal Webstar
*****

What a woman! A massive personality radiates from every page. The book makes you realise what these women went through and how brave they were - just after the Victorian period when they were treated like dolls (or terribly mistreated). Mrs P was also clearly an autocrat. She glosses over some things, but it is a great read.

2011.06.17
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