Pankhurst, Emily

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Pankhurst, Emily ( Emmeline Goulden) (1858–1928) English leader of the suffragette movement. In 1903 Pankhurst set up the Women's Social and Political Union, supported by her daughters, Christabel (1880–1958) and Sylvia (1882–1960). Their militant tactics courted prosecution, and they gained further publicity in prison by hunger strikes. After World War I, she concentrated on the employment of women in industry. See also feminism