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CLIP 12637

Is a woman's place in the home?

Is a woman's place in the home?

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Key Info
  • Is a woman's place in the home?
  • Duration: 06:27
  • Women were needed during the Second World War and enjoyed doing mens work. One lady wanted to continue with her crane driving job after the war but was not allowed. However, after 1945 the soldiers were assured their old jobs were waiting for them and women were to return to being housewives. We see several adverts to encourage women to become housewives, as well as general television ads which depict women as homemakers.
  • Warning: British Pathé, British Movietone, National Motor Museum
  • Credits: British Pathé, Grinberg Asset Holdings, National Motor Museum, British Movietone, Getty Images, McDonald & Associates
  • Subject:



    Women's History: Post-1850

  • Keywords: expectations, housewives, cleaners, cooks, mothers, World War Two, WW2, war effort, normal, children, jobs, stereotypes, USA, women in the twentieth century
Ideas for use in class
  • What opinions do pupils have regarding women working or being housewives? Cross curricular with maths - produce tables/graphs to highlight opinions.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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