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Feb 26 Work, family, and politics in hard times

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Department
History
Course
HIS 146
Professor
Dr.Reumann
Semester
Spring

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2/26/14 Sanger deferred to doctors instead of keep radical stance so women could get birth control LEAGALLY • Although it was only offered to married, middle class, respectable women U.S vs. Japanese Pessaries, 1936 (handout) • Court decides to say that if abortion has a grey area (sometimes legal/ sometimes illegal), then so can birth control • Decision made because of the depression (birth rates dropped), women were putting themselves in danger to avoid pregnancy (self-abortions) The Great Depression • Different for men and women o Women could always go home, didn’t NEED job Work • Women lose job first • Depended on kind of work • In other places, women might have hours or pay cut but kept job (waitress, teacher, retail, any job a man was “suited” for) • Women with a job who got married, got fired o Should open position for single person o Didn’t take into account husband situation (could be unemployed, not make much) o S
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