Which Inspiring Woman are You?


I am:

Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847 – 1929) was a writer and political campaigner who worked tirelessly to gain the vote for women. Millicent gained valuable experience of the political world by acting as secretary for her blind husband, Radical MP Henry Fawcett. She brought this knowledge and her excellent organisational skills to bear on the London Suffrage Committee in the 1860s, and soon emerged as one of the leaders of the suffrage movement, being elected president of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) in 1897. In this role she also helped Josephine Butler in her campaign against white slavery and supported Clementina Black and her attempts to secure legal protection for low paid women workers.

Although she admired the courage of the suffragettes, Millicent was committed to constitutional reform as the way to secure votes for women. Suffrage was finally granted to women over the age of 30 in 1918. Millicent Fawcett died in 1929, the NUWSS became the London and National Society for Women’s Service and in 1953 it was renamed the Fawcett Society in her honour.

Yep!  Sounds like me….Militant Millie without the attitude. 


5 responses to this post.

  1. Meant to say…I pinched this from another blog but can’t remember which one so can’t duly accredit it.


  2. I took the test and the insprirng woman I am most like is Simone De Beauvoir. Fun and at the same time educational.


  3. Interesting how your “inspiring woman” turns out to be an author. Maybe you should add one or two of her books to your booklist.


  4. Yeah I should. Though I don’t know how much I’m like Simone De Beauvoir, I’m more of a reader than a writer.


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