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[Perspectives] Deeds not words

John Carey’s book The Intellectuals and the Masses reminds us that many upper-class liberals of the early 20th century thought that working class and people of colour were fundamentally inferior. Well aware of the trope “posh ladies in hats”, instead of focusing on suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, the makers of Suffragette tell the story of women who work in a laundry as they chart the struggle for women’s voting rights.