News and Events

Wonder Woman & Sylvia Pankhurst, the real Superheroes.

View profile for Claire Read
  • Posted
  • Author

I recently watched Wonder Woman with my daughter. For those that have not seen the latest film, it is set in World War II and accordingly the military aspect of the film is male orientated. However, my daughter was confused by one of the scenes. It was the scene in which Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) entered a room in which the UK Generals were meeting and she caused outrage by speaking and offering an opinion on what the Generals should do. My daughter did not understand this scene and I had to explain to her that it was only 100 years ago (which for her is like the dinosaur age) that women were given the right to vote. Now, because of the suffragettes’ efforts, she can pretty much do any occupation she wishes, including front line combat like Wonder Woman. My daughter found it all very bemusing but continued to watch the film with enthusiasm as Wonder Woman saved the day. Of course, the real superheroes were the suffragettes as they paved the way for me to have the freedom to be a solicitor and Partner at Birkett Long. 

Birkett Long has always encouraged me and it is great to be a part of such a progressive and wonderful firm, where discrimination is not tolerated.

6 Feb 2018, is the 100 year anniversary of women The Representation of the People Act 1918, which gave the vote to women over 30 years old.