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Removing the statues of racist icons throughout the United Kingdom and the United States has become a movement unto itself.

The toppling of the Edward Colston monument in Bristol, the potential removal of Cecil Rhodes at Oxford and the call to remove monuments of past US presidents and statesmen have become commonplace as calls for decolonisation come to the fore.

But what happens when it is our heroines rather than our heroes being asked to make amends for their histories of racism and imperialism?

Many suffragettes believed in the inferiority of other races and participated in colonialism.

The project of global white supremacy often required the support of white women and used the language of women’s rights to justify the oppression of blacks and imperial

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