If you’ve not come across 100 Deeds, then it’s an absolutely incredible project, highlighting how feminism works in our society today.

According to their fine website:

In response to the Womena��s Social Political Union slogan a�?Deeds Not Wordsa�� we are inviting 100 members of the public to do and share a deed.A� Ita��s simple to get involved, just see here.A� For inspiration, have a look at these examples. A�All deeds will be shared on this website and featured inA�Peoplea��s History Museum, 4th a�� 14th June 2013 as part ofA�Wonder Women: Radical Manchester,A�alongside the memorial of Emily Wilding Davison,A�&A�Wilding Festival,A�with a�?Soundcastlea�� London.

I hasten to add that Queenster was featured due to our drive to feature women’s sports as much as possible. We caught up with the girls behind the infinitive to find out the in’s and out’s of 100 Deeds.

Queenster: Hey, thanks for taking the time to chat to us!A� How’s your day going?

Both: Good thanks! You?

Queenster: I’m very well thank you! How did the idea of 100 Deeds come about?

Sarah: We really wanted to do something to mark the 100 year anniversary of Emily’s deed at Epsom. I first heard about Emily Wilding Davidson when I was 12 and she became my hero for fighting so hard for what she believed in. She was a radical and I dona��t agree with the more violent things she did but Ia��ve always felt so drawn to her story, passion and strength. We knew it was really important to mark this 100 year anniversary so that we can all look back and also, importantly, look forward. Jenny and I had dinner, talked about it all and paid knowing 100 deeds had been born!

Queenster: That sounds brilliant! How much interest have you had from the project so far?

Jenny: We’ve had 40 deeds in just a few weeks and have been overwhelmed by the response! Every time someone sends us a deed it feels like we’ve been given a gift, it’s wonderful. Some people have sent us something they’re already doing and others have sent a promise to do something or to share something they’ve done, inspired by the project. There’s been a huge range which is exciting too.

Queenster: Fantastic! Do you think it’s important to look at what feminists have achieved in the past as inspiration for the future?

Sarah: For me, it’s important not to forget what people have done in the past so we can be who we are today. The womena��s movement has undeniably helped me to be doing what I am today. Although it’s also really important to think about what you can do in the here and now to make a change.

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Wea��ve got the best Precose prices you can find on the market nowadays. Purchase your Precose at our store for 0.73 USD today! Queenster: Excellent point! Do you think the term ‘feminist’ still has negative connotations surrounding it today?

Jenny: Yes. Wea��ve talked about that a lot. We want to show that being a feminist doesn’t mean anything negative at all, it just means you believe in gender equality. We all do ‘deeds’ in different ways to mark our feminism but deep down it just means you want to live in a world where all people are equal.

Queenster: The project will be showcased at the Peoplea��s History Museum as part of Wonder Women: Radical Mancheter a�� how important is this aspect of the project? best online pharmacy for clomid

Jenny: The website is key as it means people can share ideas in a forum and be inspired by each other

Sarah: And the exhibition is like an extra sharing tool. Wea��re so proud to be part of it. I think ita��s brilliant that people who arena��t historians or artists can say a�?I had my ideas displayed in a museum for hundreds of people to see!a��.

Queenster: Who’s your feminist hero from the past and the present?

Jenny: My nan (my mum’s mum) – she was a brilliant, warm & intelligent lady. She received a full scholarship to study at university but her parents wouldn’t allow her because they didn’t believe education was for women. During my upbringing and my mum’s upbringing she did everything to instil the belief that men and women should have equal opportunities.

Sarah: Ia��d agree! My Nan and Mum are without doubt my modern feminist heroes. Theya��re both strong, fought for everything they believed we should have and made sure that even though we werena��t rich with money that each generation of women were rich with knowledge and skills.

Queenster: I can definitely relate! What is your personal Deed (not including this project haha)?

Jenny: My deed was to go dutch when dating fellas. Ita��s not that I feel patronised or wary when people buy me food I just want to and will continue to highlight the unfair expectations some people have on men. I believe feminism is about supporting men and women and creating a level playing field.

Sarah: Mine was to pass onto my niece that being a woman shouldna��t be a barrier. I loved working with LGBT Youth North Westa��s young womena��s group and telling them about Emily and the suffragettes and passing on that message of strength to them too. Some of them have also been part of the project too! I think every day Jenny and I are doing deeds, we live it. I dona��t think you can believe in equality one day and not the next so when we see inequality we challenge it and try and help balance that inequality whenever we can.

Queenster: Those are some fine examples! What’s your ideal feminist dream?

Jenny: My feminist dream involves no-one feeling pressured into acting in a way which doesna��t feel natural to them.

Sarah: I agree. My dream is for all people to feel equal and not judged, pressured or restricted by their gender, sexuality, race or beliefs, and that starts with something small. I once learnt that to make a movement you need 3 people; one to be brave, one to be inspired and champion your bravery, and a third to follow and feel part of your vision. So far 100 deeds has got 40 people that believe in our vision, so now we need you to all believe too!

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