Ladies Can’t Climb Ladders: Early Adventures of Working Women, the Professional Life and the Glass Ceiling
The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919 was one of the most significant pieces of legislation in modern Britain. it marked at once political watershed and a social revolution; the point at which women of 21 and over were recognised in law as being as competent as men. But were they? What actually happened when this bill was passed? This is the story of what happened next.
The Professional Woman focuses on the lives of six women - six pioneers - forging paths in the fields of medicine, law, academia, architecture, engineering and the church. Robinson's startling study into the public and private lives of these women sheds light not on the desires and ambitions of of her subjects but how family and society responded to the working woman and what their legacy looks like today.
This book is written in their honour. It is a book about live subjects: equal opportunity, the gender pay gap, and whether women can expect, or indeed deserve, to have it at all.
- Aantal pagina’s
- Eerste editie
- 01 januari 2020