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Changing Roles of Women in the UK, The

Synopsis
This film explores how and why the role of women has changed from 1900 and how this has affected the society in which we live. Using a mixture of historical footage, interviews and graphics, the film takes a look back through the 20th century at the enormous changes that have taken place for women in the home, at work and in the way society treats women. Today most women are expected to work but still more often than not, they take the lead in cooking, cleaning and looking after the family. It takes a look at the issues surrounding the question ‘Are women now equal to men?' and asks if all the changes that have been made, are for the better. Topics covered include: legislation to ensure equal pay for equal work, the Suffragettes, maternity rights, divorce laws, the highlighting and prevention of sexual discrimination and a look at Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Notes
Includes teaching notes, in downloadable pdf format.
Subjects
Social Studies; Women’s studies
Keywords
birth control; careers for women; feminism; gender issues; sex discrimination; suffragette movement; Thatcher, Margaret (1925-2013); women’s emancipation; working conditions

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£44.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
26 minutes
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

Boulton-Hawker Films Ltd

Web
http://www.boultonhawker.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
01449 616200
Fax
01449 677600
Address
Combs Tannery
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 2EN
United Kingdom

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