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The feminist pub quiz

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kim147 Mon 07-Oct-13 19:36:02

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ErrolTheDragon Mon 07-Oct-13 20:13:52

Which year could women first graduate from (a) University of London (b) Cambridge (c) Oxford.

kim147 Mon 07-Oct-13 20:14:49

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kim147 Mon 07-Oct-13 20:16:25

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ErrolTheDragon Mon 07-Oct-13 20:16:59

Ah, you didn't say current cabinet ministers and I was only considering MPs not peers... there's Warsi (foreign and commonwealth) .... must be a couple of others, think May is the only elected one...

SconeRhymesWithGone Mon 07-Oct-13 20:17:11

Thanks mignonette. I read the book many years ago; I have just downloaded it to my kindle to re-read.

Fun thread Kim.

KaseyM Mon 07-Oct-13 20:18:06

Fill in the blanks of the following fab lyrics (bonus points for song name and band):

"I found out quickly when I knew I should,
This world is made up of a _____ of ____,
Whatever that means"

SconeRhymesWithGone Mon 07-Oct-13 20:18:30

Quit, or give their earnings to their husbands.

kim147 Mon 07-Oct-13 20:19:13

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ErrolTheDragon Mon 07-Oct-13 20:19:27

>When women got married, what were they usually expected to do if they had a job?


KaseyM Mon 07-Oct-13 20:19:54

Kim147: give it up, look after hubby and get preggers!!
Oh and put on pearls and have orgasms over washing powder!!!

ErrolTheDragon Mon 07-Oct-13 20:23:50

During WWI, when my granny married, because there was a shortage of teachers she was expected to work unpaid! Glad to say she persuaded the school board otherwise and retained her salary.

AutumnStar Mon 07-Oct-13 20:23:53

Maria Miller isn't equalities minister anymore. She's culture, media and sport.

Grennie Mon 07-Oct-13 20:27:15

Working class women have always worked. But yes, most middle class jobs were barred to married women.

KaseyM Mon 07-Oct-13 20:27:19

Oh no! Our first feminist pub fist fight!!

Grennie Mon 07-Oct-13 20:31:19

smile Yeah...outside!

No, I can't be bothered. I will have a half of Dworkin instead.

KaseyM Mon 07-Oct-13 20:31:39

"Working class women have always worked. But yes, most middle class jobs were barred to married"

Middle class women are always over represented in our obsession with period dramas which annoyingly skews people's perceptions of what women did.

kim147 Mon 07-Oct-13 20:32:16

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KaseyM Mon 07-Oct-13 20:35:09

Kim, these are supposed to be questions we can answer! grin!

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Mon 07-Oct-13 20:35:51

Mary Berry!

Grennie Mon 07-Oct-13 20:35:52


Grennie Mon 07-Oct-13 20:36:20

Ok, an easy one. Are feminists man haters?

YoniTime Mon 07-Oct-13 20:42:23

They hate the actions of abusive/opressive men.
Unlike sexist men, they don't irrationally hate people because of their sex.

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Mon 07-Oct-13 20:52:50

Can I just raise a wine to my wonderful late grandmother here?

She was born in 1914, was the first girl in her primary school to get to grammar school, first girl in her grammar school to get to University. She got a double first at Cambridge, which was practically unheard of for women then, went on to be an eminent academic, and has her own wikipedia entry. She's my heroine smile

Would link, but would out me. And too many trolls...

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Mon 07-Oct-13 20:53:25

Oops, probs should have gone on the pub thread. Not really a quiz...

Grennie Mon 07-Oct-13 20:59:31

But impressive none the less.

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