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Sylvia Pankhurst

5 May 1882 – 27 September 1960

British suffragette, communist, socialist and anti-fascist, second daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst.


I always feel that any protest is better than none.


We forget our own troubles if we try to lose our own identity in the troubles of others.

Speech to the Workers’ Suffrage Federation, 1916


Amongst crowds of young women, the emancipation of today displays itself mainly in cigarettes and shorts.


Who cares… how Churchill dresses or whether he has a handsome nose or a lovely complexion!

Manchester Guardian, 1932


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