EnglishMary McIntosh played a crucial part in arguing in favour of the fifth feminist demand for legal and financial independence for women. Here she talks about the Women’s Budget Group, an organisation set up to promote gender equality through appropriate economic policy and the need for government to address gender issues before making policy changes.
Why do you think a gender assessment could be important before making policy decisions on issues such as pay or benefits?
Do you think that women and men have different economic relationships with the state as workers, citizens or parents?
What feminist politicians do you know? What do you know about the way in which they work politically, their aims and ideals? Do you think these relate to them being women?
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- Sisterhood and After Research Team
- Politics and legislation
The Women’s Liberation Movement were successful in getting a number of laws passed that provide concrete services required by women. Learn about the women who became active in the formal institutions that make and enforce laws and govern the country.