Page 5, 2nd December 1949

2nd December 1949
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Page 5, 2nd December 1949 — Women Agreed Their Place Was At Home

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Women Agreed Their Place Was At Home

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At Durham last week some eighty-four women got together, and talked and talked — and the result surprised most of them. As it happened, although they were talking about each other, they were doing it in a nice, frank, open way, for they were discussing a motion " That this house deplores the current view that woman's place is in the home."

And when, after a time, these members of the Durham Colleges' Women's Union decided to put the vote, the organisers received a shock, for out of the 84 present 76 were of the opinion that the woman's place WAS in the home.

While a speaker in favour of the motion declared that it was not a good thing for children to see too much of their mother or they are apt to form an unbalanced relationship between the parents, another speaker, opposing the motion wisely said women should not aim at taking the place of men, but should concentrate on becoming still finer women.

By staying at home and looking after the family they could best provide the necessary co-operation with their husbands because the centre of influence was the home.

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