Women rights

Gender change over the past Century

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    No voting rights for women

    During this time women were seen as less important not allowing them to make choices to vote.
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    Women fighting for equal rights

    For the past decade women were still fighting for their rights.
  • Women's Social and Political Union

    Women's Social and Political Union
    The Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) was the leading militant organisation campaigning for Women's suffrage in the United Kingdom.
  • Women’s Freedom League (WFL)

    Women’s Freedom League (WFL)
    This was an organisation in the United Kingdom which campaigned for women's suffrage and sexual equality. Charlotte Despard had slighty different ideals and did not want to be under the leadership of the Pankhurst's.
  • Black Friday (1910)

    Black Friday (1910)
    This was a suffragette mission to the House of Commons met with a six hour onslaught of police brutality resulting in Suffragettes beginning a huge window smashing campaign in protest. The attack was so horrendous; the Suffragettes remembered the day it happened as ‘Black Friday’.
  • Mass widow-smashing Campaign

    Mass widow-smashing Campaign
    Emmeline Pankhurst was among 148 suffragettes who were arrested in London, after they began breaking windows in order to attract attention. The suffragettes brought out rocks they had been carrying, and attacked storefronts in Westminster.
  • Emily Davison

    Emily Davison
    She stepped in front of King George V's horse running in the Epsom Derby, sustaining injuries that resulted in her death four days later. Some have claimed that she was trying to disturb the derby rather than commit suicide.
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    This was the start and finish of World War 1
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    Women’s extensive involvement in war work

    As the men were at war at this time, females were either nurses or had to fill in mens roles such as making bullets for the war.
  • First time women could vote in Britain

    First time women could vote in Britain
    Prior to February 6th 1918 women had no choice to vote and so didn't have a say in the matters of running the country. However on this date things changed that allowed women over 30 to vote.
  • Women's voting age reduced to 21

    Women's voting age reduced to 21
    Women Suffragettes won the fight for women over the age of 21 to vote.
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    This is when World War 2 started and ended.
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    Women in the workforce

    Women started entering the workforce during WW2 because all of the men who traditionally held factory and labor jobs went off to fight, so those positions had to be filled.
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    Women continue in the workplace

    After WW2 women in the workplace became a common thing, to such an extent.
  • Barbie - First appearanc

    Barbie - First appearanc
    Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. Ever since the Barbie has been realesed it has been a bad role model for childern. One reason is that she promotes an unrealistic idea of body image for a young woman, leading to a risk that girls who attempt to match her will become anorexic.
  • The Pill

    The Pill
    Birth pill is annouced giving women a choice wether to have a child. It also gave women freedom to have a sexual partner, not having to worry about pregnacy.
  • Abortion Act 1967

    Abortion Act 1967
    This is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom legalising abortions by registered practitioners, and regulating the free provision of such medical practices through the National Health Service (NHS). This was good for women as it allowed them to have more choice in having a baby or not.
  • Calthorpe Clinic (Date approx.)

    Calthorpe Clinic (Date approx.)
    The Calthorpe Clinic was a abortion clinic whic was founded by the late Dr Philip Cauthery and Dr Martin Cole following the 1967 Abortion Act. The organisation’s founding ethos was based on the belief that a person has a right to limit their family and that their privacy, dignity and religious beliefs are to be respected. By having this clinic it allowed women to have a choice in which they wanted to have a baby or not.
  • Women's voting age reduced to 18

    Women voting age reduced to 18 meant that they were the same age as men to vote.
  • Equal Pay Act 1970

    Equal Pay Act 1970
    This was when men and women were paid the same amount of money for doing the same amount of work. By having this it allowed women to be more equal with men.
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    Gender pay gap

    Even though the Equal Pay act was put in place, women have still not have had the same amount as men.
  • Margaret Thatcher Prime Minister

    Margaret Thatcher  Prime Minister
    Margret Thatcher was a British politician, the longest-serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of the 20th century, and the only woman ever to have held the post. This would have been seen as good for women as she stepped up.
  • 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century - Emmeline Pankhurst

    100 Most Important People of the 20th Century - Emmeline Pankhurst
    Time named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating: "she shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back."