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One of our favourite actors, Meryl Streep, will be back on the big screen soon in her upcoming film, Suffragette. The film takes us back to the British suffrage movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and how everyday women helped in the fight for the right to vote.

Meryl stars as the British political activist leader, Emmeline Pankhurst, who ultimately helped women win the right to vote. In fact, Time Magazine named Pankhurst one of the most 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century. These women realised that peaceful protest would not achieve change and they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality. Thanks to these ladies, women over the age of 30, over eight million of them, gained the right to vote in 1918 when the Representation of the People Act was passed.

Meryl’s got big shoes to fill but we have no doubt that she’ll be a powerful influence in the film. We can’t wait to Meryl’s performance. Will you be going to see it?


Watch the trailer below. The film is due later in 2015. 

Tell us, will you see this film? Do you like Meryl Streep? 


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  1. Every woman needs to watch this movie. What women went through to give us the right to vote. To fight for our rights as women. What we as women take for granted.

  2. There is rarely anything Meryl does that I don’t like anyway but this looks like a must see. I hope some of the younger generations of women today go see this so they understand who fought for the rights they assume are normal and have always been.

  3. What year was the right for 21 year olds won? It was many years later when Aussies at 18 could vote. Does anyone know which year?

    2 REPLY
    • In 1972 the voting age was 21, had my first vote in London when I was 22, the Whitlam government got in 🙂 …. the voting age must have gone down to 18 during the 80’s !!! ???

    • It was 21 before 1957, the year I turned 21, & from memory, had been (21) for a long time, because I couldn’t wait to have a vote.

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