What was the position and status of British women in the late 1960s?
Now research the same questions using the links below to secondary sources. These sources have been produced years after the events described so benefit from hindsight. As with the primary sources, you should be aware of their origins and whether this may bias the interpretation of events.
Some of the links below include information that is irrelevant to your enquiry so you may have to scan material in order to retrieve the most important parts.
Research the following questions using the web links to primary sources below:
- How were British women discriminated against in the 1960s and early 1970s?
- How did social class affect British women's position and status?
- What factors led to changes in the role of British women?
- A woman's worth - the story of the Ford sewing machinists
A short film of interviews with the original strikers in the dispute at Fords.
- A short film outlining the fight for equal pay
- BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour timeline audio-slideshow
- BBC Learning Zone Greater freedom for women in the 1960s
- A web resource about English icons of which the 1960s miniskirt is one