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Emmeline Pethick Lawrence

21 October 1867– 11 March 1954

British feminist and suffragist

 

I lived in the days when the mention of maternity occasioned a laugh or a leer, when women were referred to as “the sex”; when “the old maid” was the butt of ridicule; and when the term of opprobrium directed on a man who was a fool was “old woman”! These things have changed…

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