There is a popular illusion that the status of women has improved continuously throughout the past hundred years. In reality most of the progress towards equality has come as a result of the Votes for Women campaign before the First World War and the Women’s Liberation Movement in the 1960s and 1970s. This book will tell the story of the two campaigns, using original material and interviews to convey what it felt like to be in the heart of each movement. The stories are exciting, inspiring and sometimes very funny. However the deeper purpose of 'The Stalled Revolution' is to reveal how the two campaigns achieved success and thus providing answers to many of the dilemmas faced by a new generation of campaigners.
The book shows that the methods used to raise awareness, build support, influence public opinion and put pressure on government are instructive and surprisingly modern. In particular, the Votes for Women campaign and the Women’s Liberation Movement showed women how to confront injustice and how to be victorious. By illustrating some of the most successful aspects of the campaigns, this book will show a new generation of campaigner how how to better and more successfully campaign for equality for women.