Siegel, Benazir Bhutto believed that two major world issues would dominate this millennium: She describes in detail her dramatic return to Karachi on October 18, after a self-imposed exile of eight years, to a tumultuous welcome by three million supporters. Their enthusiastic support reminded her of her emotional return to Pakistan inafter two years abroad, when she assumed the leadership of the Pakistan Peoples Party PPP.
Women in WWII With so many men gone to war, Australian women were finally able to enter the workforce in men's roles in unprecedented numbers. The Australian Women's Land Army was founded to recruit women to work on farms where there were no men left.
The Australian Women's Army Service AWAS recruited thousands of women for military duties such as manning radios and anti-aircraft machinery, as drivers and in other clerical roles.
Thousands of Australian nurses also served overseas.
Some of these women were taken as prisoners of war and 71 were killed while serving. Initially it was only available to married women in Australia, and some Catholic doctors flat-out refused to prescribe it, but the feminist movement hailed the invention as an "equaliser" which gave them the same sexual freedom as men.
The pill meant women no longer had to choose between a career and having a relationship, and so more of them entered the workforce. But of course there was a backlash. The old morality question was raised and some even feared women would be damned forever because of their uncontrollable promiscuity.
Turns out this wasn't the case. French actress Brigitte Bardot dons a mini skirt in in Italy. AFP In popular mythology, the s were all free love and drugs and peace and mini skirts.
This defining piece of female fashion which has spanned the decades was invented by London designer and small business owner Mary Quant in Often women were only allowed in the ladies lounge when accompanied by a man.
But the feminist movement was ready to take on this fight, and ladies defiantly left the lounge in pubs around the country, marching into public bars and demanding drinks. At Brisbane's Regatta Hotel they even chained themselves to the bar to get their point across, and eventually government legislation allowed for women to drink in any watering hole they wished.
Merle Thornton, one of the women who chained themselves to the Regatta bar, is the mother of actress Sigrid Thornton. I refuse to be a female impersonator. I am a woman, not a castrate. The book was hugely controversial and caused many an argument at the dinner table, with some women even complaining they had to keep it hidden from their husbands.
The movement created a worldwide stir and similar events were held across Britain and the United States. Many of the protests were held in red light districts and focused particularly on violence against prostitutes. Margaret Thatcher delivers Conservative Party conference speech Margaret Thatcher was elected British prime minister.
She was the longest serving British PM and the only woman to hold the post. Dubbed the "Iron Lady", her conservative financial policies won her no favours with workers and unions at home.
Her tenure was marked by major protests, notably the miners' strike inbut to her critics both inside and outside the Conservative Party, she had just one message: For those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catchphrase the 'U-turn', I have only one thing to say.
You turn if you want to. The Lady's not for turning.Analysis: Who killed Bhutto? By. -- Just before her return to Pakistan in October, Benazir Bhutto told and a Red Mosque militant have been sent to kill me," she said in an e-mail message. McAfee Unveils New Advanced Threat Research Lab.
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Benazir Bhutto (Sindhi: بينظير ڀُٽو ; 21 June – 27 December ) was a Pakistani politician who served as Prime Minister of Pakistan from to and again from to She was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority nation.
Ideologically a liberal and a secularist, she chaired or co-chaired the . Latest breaking news, including politics, crime and celebrity.
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Benazir Bhutto Introduction Benazir Bhutto was the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan, and the first woman ever to lead a Muslim state1, serving 2.