Next year, the British Library is staging an exhibition called Dreams and Demands: Women’s Rights, Women’s Lives. It will be a major national exploration of women’s fight for equality over the last 150 years. It tells the story of a women’s fight for legal rights in the UK as well as the right to pleasure, self-expression and a fully realised life. The exhibition will also highlight contemporary campaigns for equality.
There will also be an accompanying illustrated exhibition book to be published in spring 2020. I have been asked to write the chapter on men’s relationship to, and sometimes support of, women’s rights. The exhibition book will appear in April 2020, when the exhibition opens.
IMAGE CREDIT: HELP US WIN THE VOTE (1914). (GEORGE GRANTHAM BAIN COLLECTION, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PRINTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS DIVISION, WASHINGTON D.C. 20540 USA)