Women after 1918

When were women allowed to stand as MPs?
1919.
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When did women gain the vote on the same terms as men?
1929.
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Why were women often not paid equally to men?
'Womens' problems'- menopause and menstruation made them less efficient than men. Men were seen as more committed to a career and physically stronger.
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Which jobs paid men and women equally after 1945? Why was this?
University lecturers, actors, architechts, MPs, BBC workers. Because they're professional jobs.
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How many women were in full time work from 1951-1981?
5-6 million.
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Why was there a rise of part time workers from 1951-1981?
Women were returning to work after having a family.
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Give an example of a successful campaign for equal pay.
Female sewing-machinists went on strike for equal pay in the Ford plant in Dagenham.
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What were the 4 main demands of the Women's Liberation Movement in 1970?
1) Equal pay, higher pay for poorly paid women, pay for housewives. 2) Women to have the same sexual freedoms as men. 3) Availability of divorce and abortion. 4) Recognition of gay and lesbian rights.
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When was the equal pay act passed?
1970.
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When was the second equal pay act passed?
1975.
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When was the sex discrimination act passed?
1975.
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What happened to numbers of women in education between 1880 and 1980?
It increased.
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How many more women went to university by 1989?
30% more than in 1970.
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What was the progress for women in sports up to 1980?
Women's football, rugby, and cricket teams at a national level.
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When were women ordained as priests in Scotland?
1968.
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When were women ordained as priests in England?
1994.
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When did Margaret Thatcher become the leader of the Conservative party?
1975.
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What fraction of discrimination cases by women were upheld?
63/380.
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What other evidence is there to suggest that women did not make as much progress by 1980?
Workplace discrimination still took place.
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When did women gain the vote on the same terms as men?

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