Weimar Republic Golden Years - Women

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  • Sexual freedom
    • Abortion rose and in 1930 there was 1 million.
    • Divorce rates increased.
    • Birth control became available.
    • Birth rates declined.
  • Politics
    • Gained the right to be deputies.
    • They gained the right to vote.
    • 1919-1941 Women were elected in the Reichstag.
    • Women had an active role in local governments.
  • Employment
    • Improvement for women
      • Individuals
        • Clara Zerkin - leading campaigner for women's rights.
        • Marianne Weber - wrote books on feminist issue and was active in suffrage.
      • Sexual freedom
        • Abortion rose and in 1930 there was 1 million.
        • Divorce rates increased.
        • Birth control became available.
        • Birth rates declined.
      • Politics
        • Gained the right to be deputies.
        • They gained the right to vote.
        • 1919-1941 Women were elected in the Reichstag.
        • Women had an active role in local governments.
    • By 1933 there was 100,000 female teachers and 3,000 doctors.
    • Greater equality in employment.
    • 1925 - 36% of the workforce was women.

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