Millicent Fawcett tea towel
£12.00

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.

Specifications: Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48cm x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.