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The dates of the 3 Contagious Diseases
1864, 1866, 1869
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When was Contagious Diseases Repealed?
1886
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What did Custody of Children's Act 1839 do?
Non-adulterous woman had right to custody of a child under 7 if the Lord Chancellor agrees
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What did Guardianship of Infants Act do 1886?
Consider the welfare of the child, more chance of gaining custody after a divorce
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What did 1884 Matrimonial Causes Act do?
Prevented a man from locking up his wife for refusing sex, she was no longer a chattel.
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What year was the Ladies National Association created and by whom?
Josephine Butler, 1870. 2000 signatures on a petition against the Contagious Diseases Act.
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Explain the 1870 Married Women's Property Act
Women got up to £200 of earnings, control of property brought into marriage and inherit property
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Explain the 1882 Married Women's Property Act
Gave women full control of property and they could maintain any business of trade from pre-marriage
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What year was the matrimonial causes act which allowed divorce on the same grounds?
1923
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Which Matrimonial Causes Act allowed abuses women to apply for a divorce?
1878 Matrimonial Causes Act
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Explain the 1857 Divorce and Matrimonial Causes Act (clue: Caroline Norton)
Divorce = through law courts instead of acts of Parliament. Husband had to prove adultery but woman had to prove adultery + ******/**********/cruelty. Caroline added: deserted wife keep income, court ordered maintenance, wife could inherit, sueing
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With respect to the CDA was happened in January 1870?
140 respectable middle/upper class women signed a manifesto against the acts. (1869 proposed to extend to all prostitutes), Nightingale, Butler, Becker
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