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How Pitcairn made history on votes for women | Brief letters

Pitcairn island in the southern Pacific Ocean.
Pitcairn island in the southern Pacific Ocean. Photograph: AP

In 2013 Pitcairn islanders celebrated 175 years of women’s right to vote (Letters, 10 February). Pitcairn may be small and remote but the islanders are justifiably proud of this contribution to world history.
Liz Timms
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

• In 1972, I wasn’t able to have an evening appointment at my local family planning clinic for the pill as I wasn’t married (Letters, 6 February).
Gill Fletcher
Sheffield

• Is this Jeremy Corbyn frozen in indecision over Brexit (Henry Moore picture, Letters spread, 12 January)?
Mary Bolton
London

• Mother Teresa of India became internationally admired for her good works. Surely Moni Asma Jahangir (‘Who will have our backs now?’, G2, 13 February) deserves to be so lauded. Her children must be so proud.
Joan Mazumdar
Galmpton, Devon

• In my 50-plus years of reading ballet reviews I have never come across the word “tosser”. Thanks to Judith Mackrell in her review of Giselle (13 February), for using this powerful word to illuminate what Hilarion thinks of Albrecht.
Jane Moth
Snettisham, Norfolk

• Getting coy? Your article on human evolution (The briefing, 12 February) shows pictures of just that … or does it? Why no genitalia? Even the poor chimp is bereft. Surely the development of a large penis is a characteristic part of the equipment of modern man, and an indicator of the importance of pleasurable sex in humans?
Deborah van der Beek
Lacock, Wiltshire

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This article titled "How Pitcairn made history on votes for women" was written by Letters, for The Guardian on Tuesday 13 February 2018 05.39pm

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