With Thanksgiving being this week, now is the time when we all reflect on things to be thankful for – our rights and freedoms, our families, those who have fought for us to be where we are today – but for many the fight is not over, there are still many women around the globe who do not have equal rights. Learn more by watching the “Did You Know” Facts Video on the Suffragette Facebook page.
After watching that video on facts, I couldn’t be more thankful for the freedom that I experience in my life, here online, as well as off. The freedom my daughters have to pursue an education, to speak up, to work hard and to archive their dreams. To make a real difference in the world. A perfect example of making a difference, are the brave women featured in “Suffragette”, the best movie I have seen.
Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing Suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow Suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women’s civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation. Inspired by true events, “Suffragette” is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives. The film also stars Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, and Natalie Press. “Suffragette” is directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron from an original screenplay by Abi Morgan.
In celebration of this amazing movie, I have a Suffragette Prize Pack to giveaway.
Prize pack includes a Suffragette charm bracelet, tote bag, journal and a mini poster.
Enter to win by using the widget below. You will need a valid email address to enter. If you have any issue with the widget or prefer to enter by email, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. One winner will be chosen at random on December 10th. Winner must be 18+ and live within United States. No PO boxes.
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