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Women's Movement in the 1920s and 1930s
Transcript of Women's Movement in the 1920s and 1930s
-Carried fight to British Privy Council
-Women qualified as "persons" in 1929
-Fear of education creating women unfit for marriage - "Golden Age of Sports" -Agnes Macphail in Parliament until 1935
-Re-elected four times
-Won both admiration and criticism -War beginning again, men going away
-More jobs opening up for women "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." The 1920s and 1930s: A time of prosperity... TO FIGHT a time for The - "Young girls who had not yet reached womanhood" -Younger generation breaking away from old values -Extreme changes in women's clothing and hairstyles - La "mode garcon" by Coco Chanel Losing Momentum... Government "A woman's place is any place she wants to be." -Cairine Wilson first female Canadian Senate
-Supported causes of refugees, women and children rights, divorce legislation, Medicare -Women received two choices from society -Domestic services still most common paid occupation -23% of all undergraduates
30% of all graduates -Great Depression forced many women back into domestic services -Section 24 of British North America Act -Pushed back into more traditional roles
-High-stress sports might harm women -"Girls' rules" introduced to keep feminism -Women's sports went into eclipse [until 1960s] -Twenty-three years until another female became Senate -Second chance for women to prove themselves
-Could use contributions as leverage later on