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The Role Of The Women In The Family Has Changed In The Last Fifty Years. Is That Change For The Better?

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THE ROLE OF THE WOMEN IN THE FAMILY HAS CHANGED IN THE LAST FIFTY YEARS. IS THAT CHANGE FOR THE BETTER? INTRODUCTION I have taken some extracts from the following authors and their books, to bring you my version of the roles of women in the last fifty years and how it's changed. A Oakley Sex, gender and sexuality. N Dennis and co Coal is our life P Wilmott and M Young Family and class in London suburbs Also The Symmetrical family C Turbull The forest people And last but not least an article from the guardian paper based on inequality at home. ...read more.


sometimes not by choice for example: single parenting, poverty (where no work for men and women work the streets etc), illness and even maybe religion. Since equal rights and opportunities came into force, more couples are both working, more mums have help to go back to work, men are doing their fair share of the house work and also couples are making equal decisions. Women by now were also able to use contraception to prevent having a high quantity of children, which gave them a bit more freedom. Since 1970 families have become more equal and privatised, it wasn't a big change for men as from 1950 families started to slowly progress towards being symmetrical. ...read more.


what they wanted to do, boys were sent to school to get a good career and girls were kept at home to learn house skills. These days both genders can get an education and its quite normal for children to go to cr�che as young as 1 year old, this helps them to interact and to learn social skills CONCLUSION I feel that in 1970 women's rights were recognised, they were now able to make independent choices. This gave women the freedom they wanted i.e. choice of using contraception and the choice to work. I think this change was for the better as women are now treated equally and there is more of an understanding between families. ...read more.

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