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Londoners are Going to Love it.
April 24, 2018
“Londoners are going to love it. They will be blown away” so said Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, speaking before the unveiling of the statue of Millicent Fawcett at a private viewing. “When you think of the great people in Parliament Square and when you realise that not one of them is a woman, it sort of begs the question, are we saying there haven’t been incredible women in the past? That our country hasn’t been built on the back of great women?”
Another great aspect of this project, instigated by feminist campigner Caroline Criado Perez, is that the whole process – from petition to project manager – has been made up of solely women.
“That should make us all incredibly proud,” Mr Khan said. “So the questions can’t be asked now: Are there any talented women sculptors? Are there any talented women project managers? Are there any talented women with ideas? We have thrown those questions out the window."