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VOTE
1918 ROPA, women over 30 // 1928: all women (through campaigns e.g. 1926 3k at Hyde Park)
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EFFECTS OF THE VOTE AND POLITICS
little advancement:never over 5% of MPs // 1918 only 17 candidates, won: Countess Constace Markievicz // , 15 MPs in 1931 - splits in 30s equality debates
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FIRST WOMEN TO HOLD MINISTERIAL OFFICE DURING 1924 LAB GOV
Margaret Bondfiled
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POLITICAL PARTY ATTITUDES
Labour shown as women's enfranchisement and promoter of social reform: 150K joined 1918-24 BUT only 9MPs in interwar // no party encouraged women to be MPs
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT
more influential - but by 1930 less than 15% elected locals female
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EMPLOYMENT AND OPPORTUNITY 1920s
limited! 1918: 1.25M dom servant - first to lose their jobs // work in clercial and light indust // office women 300K 1920s // 3K docs '31
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EDUCATION
domesticated focus - 1919 Sex Disqual Act (removal) removed gender bar & most unis abolished bans - grad improvement
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WW2 JOB OPPORUNITIES
replacing trad male jobs - Queen was a car mechanic // chem indust: 14% in 1939 to 33% in 1945
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POST WW2 JOBS
aspiration! 50% of housewives reported bored // some workers forced out but a change was made: 1951 ¼ of married women worked, by 1971 ½ did
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POST WAR POLITICS
little rep - only 23 MPs in 1974 - Barbara Castle's Equal Pay Act
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WELFARE STATE
Family Allowance Act - Eleanor Rathbone insured it went to the mum// 1961 pill (1mill users 67') BUT 1946 Nat Insurance Act didn't support non-working wives (dependants)
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LIBERAL LEGISLATION
1967 Abortion Act (backstreet danger> rights) // 1969 Divorce Reform Act
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SECOND WAVE FEMINISM
addressing gender stereotypes, limited employment opporunties and demn for a greater role in society: 'women's liberation' // 1968 Dagenham Strike
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ISSUES WITH THE ;LIBERATION MOVEMENT
covered so many diverse agendas; respect from husbands to men as the enemy // Female-only communes // eco issues vs abortion and birth control
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