Task 1: Make a spider diagram of the traditional role of women
Task 2: Find and write the definition of these words…
sexism, discrimination, prejudice
Why the roles of men and women have changed:
- The Divorce Reform Act of 1969 made divorce easier to obtain
- The availability of contraception in the 1960s meant women could control when they had a family
- The Equal Pay Act (1970) meant women had to be paid the same as men for the same job
- The feminist movement has worked to secure equal rights for women socially and politically
- Paid paternity leave (introduced in 2011) means that employers must allow the father two weeks paid time off work.
- The social perception that there are men’s jobs and women’s jobs has disappeared because of legal action against sexism
- The sex discrimination Act (1975) meant that women have an equal right to jobs
- People are living longer so women are more likely to have to care for the elderly
Task 3: Research what Catholics, Modern Protestants and Traditional Protestants believe about the role of women.
Task 4: ‘If you follow a religion seriously you are less likely to be prejudiced.’ What is your opinion on this statement? Explain your view.
Task 5: Choose one of the following questions to answer, based on your gradepath.
Grade 3-4: Explain three reasons why women’s roles are different now to in the 1950s
Grade 5-6: Explain the difference between traditional and modern Christian attitudes to women’s roles
Grade 7+: Why would some traditional Christians disagree with women earning the main income in a couple