Whether women today have equality with men in society is very much a ‘live issue’. A brief synopsis of the present position of women may be of use: In 1971 The Equal Pay Act was passed, an effort to give women pay comparability with men.In 1975 The Sex Discrimination Act made it illegal to discriminate between men and women in employment (amongst other things).In 1981 40 per cent of the work force was female.Women are now able to enter the professions without too many ‘eye-brows being raised’.Women are able to vote at the age of 18 on equal terms with men and without a property qualification. On the surface quite an impressive list, but many would argue that women are still treated as ‘second-class’ citizens and have some way to go before they achieve equal status with .men. This may well be true but it remains a fact that the status of women is immeasurably better now than it was 100 years ago.
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- The Emancipation of Women
- Macmillan Education UK
- Chapter 24
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