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Hello all you bra burners out there,Bra Burning 1 v2

It’s all about the girls this week as we’re celebrating Women’s Equality Day today with our peachy drink of the week. OK, I know technically it’s a US holiday, and it’s not silly, but it is still very much worth celebrating.

SUFFRAGETTE CITY

Suffragettes 1v2Women’s Equality Day is a day proclaimed each year by the US President to commemorate the granting of the vote to women in the USA on an equal basis with men on 26 August 1920. Why don’t we have something like this in Britain? In the UK, while women householders over the age of 30 were given the right to vote in 1918, it wasn’t until 1928 that all women over the age of 21 finally received the vote. That’s less than 100 years ago! And that was only after decades of campaigning by women, many of whom were Suffragettes or Suffragists. And it wasn’t until 1970 that the Equal Pay Act was passed in the UK and 1975 that the Sex Discrimination Act became law. So we have a lot to thank our brave bra-burning and chaining themselves to railings-tastic mums, grandmas and great grandmas for.

glass of fruity ice tea perfect for hot summer
LIFE IS PEACHY
To celebrate that life is just peachy now (sort of), our drink of the week this week is Peach Iced Tea. Hurrah! So get yourself down to Oasis Hub Coffee House @ The Tyger Café and raise a glass or three to our fantastic fierce female forebears and enjoy watching the hilarious Horrible Histories Suffragette song.

I’ll get off my soap box now.

TTFN and Up the Women

Moira (Pankhurst)

PS There’s no recipe this week as I’ve been too busy reading The Female Eunuch. Normal service will be resumed next week.