Jack the Ripper and The Whitechapel Murders have been a source of fascination for society for well over a century now. From the high circulation numbers of newspapers at the time to books and videos today, there is huge interest the murders. There are multiple aspects that have caused this, such as the mystery surrounding the murders which I covered in more detail in the previous post. One other aspect of this allurement was the murders’ connection to sex which, both at the time of the murders themselves and today has always captivated audiences. Continue reading Jack the Ripper and British Attitudes to Sex and Murder: Sex and sexual violence
Inspired by the centenary of some women gaining the vote, this three-part series has been focused on the various ways that the Women’s Movements campaigned and fought for equality and women’s rights. The movement was incredibly broad in its reach and influence. While the first part focused on the legislative ways suffragists worked for women’s rights, and the second part concentrated on the changes that the movement brought to society’s attitudes and perceptions, this final part will be centred on the movement’s attentions on improving the opportunities available to women in society. Continue reading The Women’s Movement: Opportunities
This article is continuing on from the first part of this series in which I am exploring the various areas that the women’s movement worked to progress and change. Inspired by the centenary of some women gaining the vote and an older essay, I wanted to explore the multifaceted and fascinating depth and reach that the Women’s Movement had through the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Continue reading The Women’s Movement: Attitudes and perceptions
With the centenary this year of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which granted suffrage to women who met certain qualifications and universal suffrage to all men, I was inspired to relook at an old essay of mine on the women’s movement in Britain and share some of the key points from it.