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A Film for Discussion (1973)

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clip Women and work

Original classification rating: G. This clip chosen to be PG

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A Film for Discussion opens with a montage of still images and live action footage of women working, followed by ad images and clips from old movies, and women yelling and screaming at a concert.

Curator’s notes

Many women had to work at a paid job, even with a family to look after. They assumed the whole burden of housework and childcare as well as paid work. Home making was not a job which society expected a man to share with his working wife. In general, as the film tries to show, a patronising attitude towards women was expressed by many men and by society as a whole. The film attempts to express this reality in this montage which begins the film (and in some of the dialogue in the scenes which follow).

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