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Myths and heroes : how the fight against inequality has evolved from the suffragette to the present day.

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I am going to talk about the notion of Myths and Heroes.

I will give you a definition of this concept:

A myth can be defined as a story about gods or heroes, it can be a popular belief or a tradition or a false notion. A hero can be a mythological figure, a person who is admired for his or her achievements, a superhero or maybe a role model or an icon.

My subject is the evolution of feminism.

We can see how the fight against inequality has evolved from the suffragette to the present day.

There will be two parts:

First, we will study the struggle at the time of the suffragettes.

Second, we will see feminism at the present time

Since the beginning of mankind, some people or groups of people have distinguished themselves by their actions, their words or their qualities and are considered heroes in society and in people's minds.

First, there are heroines recognized by the society for their fighting, it is the Suffragette, they fought for the right of women, including the right to vote.

They have branded the country by their actions of unprecedented violence at a time when their peers had few rights and played no role on the media scene. These activists had to go through bombs or hunger strikes to force the authorities to listen to them and to take into account their demands for equality.

We can see a document in class, it’s a black and white picture. We can see two police officers are holding a woman. She may have been protesting against or for a cause The characters outfits indicate that the scene might have taken place in the late 19th Century. The lady looks strong willed. She doesn t look frightened. The two police officers are stern, authoritarian and firm. They obtained it in 1918 provided they had more than thirty years.

We also watched the film of suffragette history where we could see their struggles for men and women to be equal.

Although she is a bourgeois woman (like most women at the head of feminist movements) Emmeline Pankhurst has mobilized forces from the working class, particularly in textile factories in the north of the country or in the district of East End in London.

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