Rachel Holmes

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Although it is right to commemorate outside Parliament the fight for women’s votes, the choice of person is an act of historical airbrushing. There are rather too many statues in Britain, and for the most part they honour individuals more than the movements and values they were meant to represent. They can sentimentalise the past by setting it in stone or bronze. As a biographer, I prefer to rake over the past so that we might learn from it – and be better equipped to deal with the present and future.feedback
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Apr 14 2017 Sexism
Rachel Holmes has most recently been quoted in an article called A new feminist statue is a great idea. Shame they picked the wrong feminist. Rachel Holmes said, “Although it is right to commemorate outside Parliament the fight for women’s votes, the choice of person is an act of historical airbrushing. There are rather too many statues in Britain, and for the most part they honour individuals more than the movements and values they were meant to represent. They can sentimentalise the past by setting it in stone or bronze. As a biographer, I prefer to rake over the past so that we might learn from it – and be better equipped to deal with the present and future.”.
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