History - Problems facing women in the 1950s

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What was life like for most women in the 1950s?

Problems facing working women

- Not all jobs were available as some were exclusively for men

- Paid less than men

- Also expected to be model housewives and mothers

- Faced gender discrimination

- Young married women were encouraged to stay at home

- Working women were criticised for leaving their children

- Working mothers faced hostility as there was a stigma attached

- With a lack of training and respect, there were very


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