Mary Hays: Wollstonecraft’s Disciple and Unsex’d Female

by Emma Butcher Mary Hays (1760-1843) secures her place in history as one of the radical disciples of Mary Wollstonecraft. Although acknowledged alongside the likes of Helen Maria Williams, Elizabeth Incbald and Charlotte Turner Smith as an important female revolutionary of the eighteenth century, she is often eclipsed by Wollstonecraft, with her famous family and…

What’s-her-name: The Most Dangerous Woman of the 1890s

by Tine Hreno This was originally posted here "Editha Jackson" THE coming and going of Ann O'Delia Diss Debar are mysteries for there is no record of her birth and no trace of her death, but the "in between time" furnished Inaterial enough for an entire book rather than a single chapter, and gave her…

Asian Suffragettes – Women Who Made a Difference.

by Shahida Rahman Women's Coronation Procession, 17 June 1911, courtesy of the Museum of London The vital role that Asian women played in the feminist movement in early 20th century England has gone largely unnoticed. By the 1900s, women had been campaigning for the right to vote for nearly half a century. In 1903, the…