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Feminists fighting to change the world

In 1902, Winifred Harper Cooley imagined a 21st century without sweatshops or slums. Cooley was a US feminist, once described as a radiant woman “in flowing, graceful robes”, and in this new world, she explained, no one would be tramping the streets without a home, or be unemployed. The world’s labour would be shared so that each person only worked five hours a day. Society would be fair, just and equal.