Reading lists

Feminist classics

To celebrate the release of the film Sufragette starring Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter and Carey Mulligan, we've put together a list of five essential feminist reads

Suffragette tells the fictional story of a young woman who stumbles upon the suffragette movement and takes up the fight. With an almost all-female cast, it's a celebration of women, but it's also a shocking reminder of just how hard the fight was for women to get the vote.

At the end of the film a roll call of the dates on which women around the world gained the vote shows how long the fight has taken for some and that for others, it still continues. And even then the vote is only the first step. We've picked out five books that have taken up the feminist sword and carried the battle forward, starting with, of course, the inspiration for the film...

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