Celebrating Fierce Females on International Women’s Day
The mother of Oscar Wilde, Lady Jane, was an early advocate of women’s rights and known in her time for her progressive views. To celebrate Jane, and a double-whammy of International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day, we teamed up with Paperchase to pull off a flashmob in central London in honour of this fierce female. Our gang, complete with Oscar himself, marched on Wilde’s statue by Charing Cross chanting in recognition of his mum’s contribution to the history books.
But why? As Paperchase rightly state, “of the 925 public statues in the UK, only 158 are women and 25 of these are historical non-royal women. So when it comes to history, women don’t get the attention they deserve.” Our gang were there to share Jane’s story but also raise awareness for the forgotten heroines and powerful mother’s behind famous figures.
Happy International Women’s Day!