September 30, 2021
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History of Social Movements in Britain
⟶ Updated 22 Oct 2018 ⟶
List of edits
21 Oct 2018
History of British Television
First Wave Feminism: Production of 'The Revolution Magazine Publication' by Elizabeth Stanton and Susan Anthony (US)
1906: Suffragette was used to describe women campaigning for the right to vote
1928: Women given the right to vote over the age of 21 (the same as men)
1931: Formation of the family planning association
1945: After the war; 460k in military, 6.5m in civilian work
1970: First British conference following the Women's Liberation Movement (Oxford) for employment legislation
1963: Abortion Act Introduced
1983: Equal pay for Work (equal pay amendment) for the Equal pay act
1997: 120 women win seats in the General Election
2001: Introduction of the bill from the government to improve women's political representation.
1918: Representation of the People Act 1918, provided the right for women aged over 30 to vote.
1920: The Flapper Movement: a generation of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior.
1903: The Women’s Social and Political Union is founded in Manchester by Emmeline Pankhurst
1920: The Second Wave Feminist Movement
1970: Women's Strike for Equality Demonstration (26th August), New York
1971: The short-lived feminist art journal Women and Art began publication
1972: Feminist art students staged the provocative exhibit "Womanhouse" in an abandoned house in Los Angeles.
1972: "abortion episode" of "Maude" drew protest letters
1972: Cindy Nemser and other feminist artists founded Feminist Art Journal, which lasted through 1977.
1964: The Married Women’s Property Act entitles a woman to keep half of any savings she has made from the allowance she is given by her husband.
1971: Over 4,000 women take part in the first Women’s Liberation march in London
1972: First women's refuge was set up by Erin Pizzey in London
1974: The Sex Discrimination Act makes it illegal to discriminate against women in work, education and training.
1976: The Equal Opportunities Commission comes into effect - reflects on Sex Discrimination Act and Equal Pay Act
1977: International Women’s Day is formalised as an annual event by the UN General Assembly.
1979: The feminist journal ‘Feminist Review’ is founded.
1979: Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain’s first female prime minister.
1980s: Barbara Kruger
1974-1990: Red Women's Workshop
1970: Chicago Women's Graphics Collective
1985: Guerilla Girls
2016: SNASK Monkifesto (10th anniversary Campaign)
1975: Martha Rosler; Semiotics of the Kitchen
1971: Linda Lochlin; Why have there been no great women artists?
1972: John Berger; Ways of Seeing
1974: Judy Chicago; The Dinner Party
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