Stunt backs feminist statue fight
A campaign for a statue of founder of feminism Mary Wollstonecraft lit up Parliament this week – as her image was beamed onto Westminster Palace.
The 18th century radical was projected over the Thames at night and blown up to cover the full height of the building.
The stunt launched a drive to raise the �240,000 needed for a statue of Wollstonecraft in Newington Green.
Bee Rowlatt, 40, of the Mary on the Green campaign, which is backed by the Newington Green Action Group, said: “It looked fantastic. We were really excited to see this great woman of history staring out from the seat of power.
“She’s largely been unrecognised and there’s no significant memorial to her, but her contribution to human rights and equality is unparalleled.
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“We want to build a statue in Newington Green because that’s where she lived and worked – it was a real centre of radicalism – and she also set up a girl’s school there.”
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