Entries by Bee Rowlatt

🎧 Schools Festival Audio – Equality For Women: From Mary Wollstonecraft to the Suffragettes and Beyond

Audio from Chalke Valley History Festival for Schools 2018. “I do not wish women to have power over men, but over themselves” wrote the philosophical daredevil who changed the course of women’s rights, but paid the ultimate price. Find out how Mary Wollstonecraft’s legacy was annihilated for over a century, rediscovered with the suffrage movement, […]

The original suffragette: the extraordinary Mary Wollstonecraft

Her argument – outrageous at the time – was that women were capable of reason, and deserved to have that recognised. Now it’s our turn to recognise her contribution to women’s rights. Meet the original suffragette: Mary Wollstonecraft. The founder of feminism, a philosopher, travel writer, human rights activist, she was a profound influence on the […]