Millicent Fawcett tea towel
It took a long time for UK women to finally get the vote on an equal footing with men (in 1928), but it was almost a century again before they got their first statue in Parliament Square. A statue of Fawcett is to be unveiled there in April this year. Fawcett was the leader of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) from its foundation in 1847, and while the Pankhursts and others later split from the NUWSS out of frustration with its low-key tactics, Fawcett was magnanimous enough, on the death of their fellow suffragette Emily Davison, to deliver these words in her honour: "Courage calls to courage everywhere". The words echo up to our own age when women are still belittled and sidelined.