Women's Liberation in the UK: Vol 1

Scope and Content

Topics covered include:

Review of regional Women's Liberation groups; reasons for the WL movement; WL and the class struggle; male views on women and WL; launch of 'Cosmopolitan'; 'Miss' vs 'Ms'; the Playboy 'Bunny Girls'; 'Sunday Times' article 'Whose turn to wear the trousers?' 1972; exploitation of and discrimination against women; the Pill; emancipation of women and 'Open Marriage'; British wives prohibited from bringing non-British husbands into the country (with particular reference to Ugandan Asians); ownership of family assets and the rights of wives after divorce; the law of maintenance; women and state benefits; domestic violence - 'battered wives'; the Six Point Group and the Cohabitation Contract.