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Forgotten activists for law reform

Thompson, Sharon 2019. Forgotten activists for law reform. [Online]. Law Society Gazette: The Law Society. Available at: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/people/women-in-the-l...

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Abstract

Before the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, women protesting the harsh effects of law did so as outsiders to law-making processes. Women’s entry to the legal profession was an important turning point, as women lawyers could use this new access to try and erode from the inside further injustices towards women embedded in law. In reality, however, this was not straightforward in institutions still dominated by men. In parliament and in the courtroom, male politicians and judges did not always agree that there were laws disadvantaging or discriminating against women. Lord Denning contended in 1950 that it was yet to be seen whether ‘the fact’ of equality between men and women was ‘good or bad’.

Item Type: Website Content
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
K Law > KD England and Wales
Publisher: The Law Society
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2019 13:15
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/125369

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