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Feminists Eat Your Greens!
15 November, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
For one night only, the Glasgow Women’s Library will play host to an Edwardian vegetarian restaurant. Enjoy an evening of feasting and feminist conversation over a meal prepared using menus and cookbooks from the early 20th century.
This year marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act (1918) and there has been a surge of interest in the campaigning of suffragettes. But one aspect of this history that has so far been ignored is the important role played by vegetarianism in the struggle for the vote. Not only was abstaining from meat a key moral touchstone for early feminists, meat-free restaurants in London, Manchester and Glasgow also served as key meeting places, where suffragettes socialised, celebrated and planned future actions.
Why do so many feminists today identify as vegan or vegetarian? How far back does the link between feminism and animal rights stretch? Could it be that the modern feminist movement was founded on lentil stew, nut cutlets and veggie burgers? Join Elsa Richardson, from the University of Strathclyde, to investigate.
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