How and why attitudes to the roles of men and women have changed in the United Kingdom

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Between 1882 and 1975 women gained the rights to:

  • keep their property separate from that of their husband
  • vote in elections and become councillors and MPs
  • receive the same pay as men for the same work

in 1975, the Sex Discrimination Act aimed to reduce sexism in society by making it illegal to discriminate in employment on grounds of gender or whether someone is married.

Why attitudes have changed'?

  • the work of the suffragette movement…


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