Community Cohesion

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Changed Attitudes towards Women

  • Women done jobs normally done by men in the first and second world war
  • Development of equal rights - difficult to claim it wasn't needed
  • Women no longer treated as 2nd class citizens
  • Work of suffragettes gained equal voting and political rights
  • Equal pay act and sex discrimination act passed by labour government in 1960s/70s
  • Success of women councillors = women equal to men in this area
  • Developments in 1950s/60s = more women workers and women to provide second income for the home
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