Social, Legal and Political Position of Women in 1890s

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GCSE Britain Flashcards on Social, Legal and Political Position of Women in 1890s, created by sagar.joban on 06/07/2013.

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Social, Legal and Political Position of Women in 1890s: Married Women's Property Act of 1870 Altered the original law in 1870, meaning that once a couple were married, the woman could keep her own income and property.
Social, Legal and Political Position of Women in 1890s: 1925 - Right to Keep Children From 1925, children did not automatically belong to their mother's husband, meaning that more mothers could keep their children. From since there, little else changed.
Social, Legal and Political Position of Women in 1890s: Inequality Women were economically dependent on men, were expected to be obedient to men and had fewer legal rights. Limited range of employment open as married women weren't expected to work. Late 1911 - barely 10% of married women worked.
Social, Legal and Political Position of Women in 1890s: Married Women's Property Act of 1870 From 1870, women were allowed to be the legal owner of any money that they earned and to inherit property.
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