Struggle for Equal Pay

Made in Dagenham stars Sally Hawkins as Rita O’Grady who is the catalyst for the 1968 Ford Dagenham strike by women sewing machinists which led to the advent of the Equal Pay Act. Working in extremely impoverished conditions and for long arduous hours, the women at the Ford Dagenham plant finally lay down their tools when they are reclassified as ‘unskilled’.

audio

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6nw1g0ggd3biql7/HOEIaIb8Qo

http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/ford-female-employees-win-strike-equal-pay-dagenham-england-1968

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_sewing_machinists_strike_of_1968

Gender Pay Gap

 

Suffragettes :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/higher/history/britsuff/suffrage/revision/1/

http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/21cc/struggle/suffragettes1/suffragettes.html

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/suffragettes.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/22766676

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/suffragettes/

Representations of Gender in Advertising