International Women’s Day

In fact, today is the centenary of International Women’s Day, which is going to make my day all day, even though most people won’t even know about it. In celebration of this I thought I’d talk a bit about the excellent exhibitions I saw in the UK about the suffragette movement. First let me say … Continue reading

Film review: Made in Dagenham

Last night my best friend and I trekked all the way to Fremantle to see a film I’d scored tickets from from See Films First (if you aren’t on the mailing list, why not?). It was Made in Dagenham. The story of the women machinists of the Ford factory in Dagenham in the UK who … Continue reading

Married Women and Work

I have just finished listening to this fascinating piece of radio. It is about Broken Hill, a remote mining town in New South Wales, and its claim that the sex discrimination act didn’t apply to them. And, it didn’t apply to them until 1981 when a young married woman wanted to keep her job. She … Continue reading