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THE WAR ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS

The War on Women’s Rights by Ami Torrance

MERYL STREEP wore a t-shirt with the slogan ‘I’d rather be a rebel than a slave’ which gathered much comment. This was a quote from the Suffragette’s main lady herself, Emmeline Pankhurst who is played by Streep in the movie. Some people obviously praised this slight show of feminism, however some took offence to the terms of slavery incorporated.

Despite the controversy outside of the silver screen, Suffragette is set to give us an emotional insight into the hardship faced by British Woman for their right to vote in the late 19th and the early 20th century.

Early members of the Suffragette movement are portrayed by well-loved female icons such as Streep, Helena Bonham Carter and The Great Gatsby’s very own Carey Mulligan. This trio alone gives off the impression that ‘girl power’ is key to this production, given the actresses previous acting roles as strong and independent females.

Hard-hitting and eye-opening scenes of anarchy were inspired by true events making the whole idea of the story even more captivating.

Out in cinemas now.

 

 

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