Over 90% of London's statues commemorate men
Leaving many incredible women uncelebrated and ignored
Like Mary Wollstonecraft
Why should Mary Wollstonecraft be celebrated?
Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) the first book in English arguing for the equality of woman and men
Early human rights advocate, educational pioneer, icon of social mobility, key Enlightenment philosopher, first female war correspondent and mother of Mary Shelley
(Film made by Kieron Townend and Bee Rowlatt, with many thanks to Mary Moss, In-spired Music and Sauce Music.)
Why should Mary Wollstonecraft have a statue?
Because our statues send a powerful message about what matters to us - and implicitly about what doesn't
And today Mary's campaign for equalty and human rights is just as relevant as it was in the eighteenth century
How you can help get Mary's statue built
Donate £5, £20 or £2000 - everything helps
The selection process is now underway and the memorial artwork will be commissioned in 2018: a hundred years since the Representation of the People Act paved the way for universal suffrage
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Every woman who wants to make an impact on the way this country is run — from the House of Commons to the pub quiz — has Mary Wollstonecraft to thank.
Mary Beard, Cambridge Professor of Classics
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We're proud to be supported by a large number of men and women who want to see a participatory memorial dedicated to Mary Wollstonecraft unveiled in 2018. Come join them!
Jude Kelly Patron: Jude Kelly
Fiona Woolf Patron: Dame Fiona Woolf
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