How far did the Womens Liberation Movement impact British Society

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How far did the Women’s Liberation Movement impact British Society?

Life for women during WWII was very difficuilt women had to work in war factories to create war materials. From the source “” 75000 women joined the land army in Britain to help grow more food, also in 1941 women between the age of 19-30 had to register for war work Women who joined the forces were mostly secretaries, drivers, cooks and mechanics. Women played an extremely vital part in the country’s success in World War Two. The Majority of women decided that they would work in a factory. They worked in all manner of production ranging from making ammunition to uniforms to aeroplanes. The hours they worked were long and some women had to move to where the factories were. Those who moved away were paid more. This source tells us that more skilled women could earn £2.15 a week. To these women that amount of money may have seemed a lot but little did they know that men doing the exact same job as them were paid more. Eventually the women realised and to get changes women at the Rolls Royce Factory in Glasgow in the year 1943 went on strike; as this source states “ . This clearly demonstrates exactly how serious and desperate women were for change and equality. The outcome of this strike was a part victory for the women Alongside women who had now became housewives once again, also returned back to their traditional aspects to show significance in the society.  The source that is on this website is an cartoon image of Rosie the Riveter holding her arm and pulling her sleeves up and in speech is “We can do it!”. This source shows the power of women being just as equal as men. Rosie the Riveter was the name given to the ionic image representing women in the home front war effort. The poster was produced by Westinghouse for the war production and created by J. Howard Miller.

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Life for women after the war became extremely restricting as they were told to stay at home. It was as if they were animals that were being forced to stay caged up at their homes. Women took on different strategies to earn the rights and respect that they felt they deserved. Women felt that they were oppressed both economically and biologically. One goal of the movement was to get women to not believe that they were inferior. They had been brainwashed over the decades to feel empty and only important for reproduction. This belief had to be rejected in order ...

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