Were the 1960s and 1970s a period of substantial gains for woman in employment, politics and priv...

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Were the 1960s and 1970s a period of substantial gains for woman in employment, politics and private lives? by Mind Map: Were the 1960s and 1970s a period of substantial gains for woman in employment, politics and private lives?

1. Employment brought many acts that actually enabled woman to enter a workplace fairly without the fear of low payment or the fear of being treated unfairly, however like private lives these legislations helped bring about substantial gains but it didn't mean that woman in work necessarily experienced them. Some loopholes still meant that mean were paid more and employer discriminated the hire of woman. Despite all this considering woman's positions before the 60s and 70s it would be fair to say the received substantial gains in employment.

2. In politics woman's role was very limited even in the 60s and 70s and issues that actually affected woman were disregarded by woman politicians, despite all this there were some tremendous gains in politics the first woman prime minister and Barbara castle as the first woman secretary state, are non arguably substantial gains.

3. The majority of woman did not return to work until after 10 years of having a child

4. It is accurate to say that in the period 1960 to 1970 woman achieved substantial gains in their personal lives Womans position prior to the 60s and the 70s were very limited and this period brought about many legislations that had a large impact. However these changes did not mean that the opinion of society necessarily changed.

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5. Arguments for gains in Private Lives

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6. Marie Stapes- Argued that woman should enjoy sex as men should.

7. 1969 Divorce Reform Act- This was a reform to the previous act that only allowed men to file for divorce. This act allowed both of the parties to divorce after 2 years if mutually agreed or after 5 years if one party wanted to.

8. 1967 Abortion Act - Legalises abortion during the first 28 weeks of the pregnancy through the NHS.

9. 1967 Family Planning Act -Allows local authorities to provide birth control.

10. Arguments against gains in Private Lives

11. Divorces hardly recognised woman's work in the proceedings, husbands kept a substantially high share of the couples wealth - many woman were trapped in loveless and abusive marriages.

12. However the abortion act was put into place to prevent back street abortions more as a safety precaution, showing the lack of concern for the liberation of woman showing that attitudes and the taboo against it didn't change.

13. High expectations on woman to be ideal mothers and nurture their children.

14. Arguments for gains in employment

15. 1951 1/4 woman worked in 1961 1/3 showing a substantial change. There was an increase in semi skilled work.

16. 1970 Equal Pay Act

17. 1978- Married working woman began to pay national insurance

18. 1975 Employment Protective Act - Couldn't be fired for being pregnant + 6 weeks maternity pay after 2 years if work.

19. 1975- First Female news anchor Angela Rippon

20. Arguments against gains in employment.

21. The equal pay act had loop holes many employers argued that woman's wages were lower due to them doing a lower type of work

22. Marriage was seen a life goal for woman

23. There were a lack of nurseries till 1990

24. Woman in TV shows in the 70s were presented as damsels and fragile objects of male desire.

25. Arguments for gains in Politics

26. 1968 - Ford machinists' strike, Dagenham1968 - Ford machinists' strike, Dagenham

27. 1969 - Bernadette Devlin becomes youngest MP

28. 1968 - Barbara Castle becomes First Secretary of State

29. 1979 - Margaret Thatcher becomes first woman Prime Minister

30. Arguments against gains in politics

31. Female issues were never in the agenda of parliament due to there being a lack of woman in parliament

32. Females were more determined to be seen as well rounded politicians rather than woman's rights advocates .

33. 1964- Government contained 7 of the 18 female MP's