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In purpose to reply my task in my study, I take several books relating to Britain. this will give you some explanations.

In purpose to reply my task in my study, I take several books relating to Britain. this will give you some explanations.

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    • GENDER, SEX AND THEFAMILY IN BRITAIN Arranged by: Masryna Nainggolan Pamulang University
    • Introduction Since the industrial revolution, rapidly changing employment patterns coupled with demographic and social movement. There has been a long series of legal reforms affecting sexual behavior, kinship structures and the social status women. These reforms were the result of progressive and has secured right of guardianship, property ownership, etc. In 1848, factory act limiting women and children to a ten-hour working day. Over the next few decades, there will undoubtedly be further contentious reforms in legislation concerning sexual discrimination, abortion, divorce and sexual practice. All of these affect, and are in turn affected by social attitudes and cultural activities.
    • Family unit There are factors pulling in opposite of the size of British population. These are such as the population boom of the immediate postwar causes high number of couples do not have children (20%) and accepted contraception to postpone to have children. Those who do have smaller families, usually known as a conventional family. Only 24 percent of contemporary British households falls into the “two adults plus dependent children” as a nuclear family unit. Significant shifts over has been in attitudes towards marriage causes around 75 per cent of people marry at least once. But, now one of every three British marriages currently ends in divorce. Allegiance to the traditional family unit as we known as extended family is reduce rapidly Ethnicity. A higher proportion of Afro-Caribbean families are mother- led Shifting conceptions of gender identity has been a key factor in generating fears about the collapse of the family throughout the last two centuries.
    • Gender and British Institution Many traditional British institution male dominated. Such as the political and legal system and the church of England. In there just has 9 per cent of female members. However, for aspiring female members, the macho culture of Westminster is a minor problem compared to that of getting elected , or even selected to stand in the first place. Although women are now entering the legal profession ever increasing numbers, they are less likely to reach the top of their profession.
    • Women and Employment In Britain, women have continued to enter the labor force in ever increasing numbers throughout the twentieth century. But, many fears are voiced about changing gender roles perceived deterioration of family life. And women are still much more likely to be discrimination against on grounds of age or physical attractiveness. All in all, employment opportunities for British women certainly exceed those of previous generation. But, they are still far from equal with those of British men. In 1995, there were several high - profile attacks in the tabloids on mothers who left their children at home alone. In spite of these, women’s participation in paid employment rose dramatically in the late 1950s and has continued to increase in every decade since. It is also the case that a small number of women are now working in previously male - dominated area. As a result, young women now have far greater expectations that ever before. A recent study of British teenage girls revealed that many now confidently expect to have both a career and a family, although given present working conditions, they are unlikely to achieve both these aims.
    • Marriage and Divorce In Britain, divorce rates have soared. It’s because there was no laws that govern. Consequence, British argued for stricter divorce laws. In the early 1990s, Conservative Government was launch a moral crusade, popularly known as back to basics, implored the public to stand firm in their commitment to marriage and family life, but was discredited by the disclosure of a string of sex scandals involving prominent Mps. Divorce in British usually happen in upper classes, a wife needed a proof of adultery plus desertion, bigamy, incest or cruelty to divorce her husband. Women were denied a share of their ex- husband’s income until as late as the mid 1960s. Likely a men, women are instigated causes majority of divorces, who are also much less likely to marry again.
    • Parenting In Britain, There were debates about the falling standard of British parenting. In the 1993, The communities of single mothers argues and choosing to live without men. In other hand, the government considered developing a system whereby single mother are punished for the birth of a second or third child. The debates about British parenting arose over the establishment of the Child Support Agency and cases of a abducted boy by two-eleven boys. This case became a debate on the factors that influence childrens behavior.
    • Sexuality and Identity The British are famed both their prurience and sexual reserved. Shift in the meaning permissiveness makes british known as the ‘Swinging London, British youth culture explosion and legalization homosexuality, abortion, birth control, and divorce reform in 1960s. Consequence , Britain is the first official AIDS- related death. Homosexual activity since enacted in England and Wales, ie Gay and lesbian lifestyle, becomes a lifestyle sufficiently developed that show a positive self-identification, as opposed for the term homosexual or more pejorative, suggesting growing recognition of gay identity as a alternative lifestyle choices, not just sexual preference. Even though in the end its not allowed anymore, the effect is still felt today. Shift in gender identification also occurs in men and women English. Most British women now work, they do not have a little time to do household chores. There are many feminism activity in britain. As well as English men are increasingly preoccupied with appearance and body shape, those with blue-collar jobs are increasingly receding.
    • Conclusion British population comprises 51 percent female and 49 percent male subjects. These affect attitudes towards age, marriage, children and women in paid employment. We must consider whether the decline of the traditional family has actually led to a more atomise, alienated society. There is also evidence to suggest that new, more flexible family structures and systems of community support are beginning to take its place. And finally responsible for undermining the moral values necessary to sustain family life.
    • Conclusion British population comprises 51 percent female and 49 percent male subjects. These affect attitudes towards age, marriage, children and women in paid employment. We must consider whether the decline of the traditional family has actually led to a more atomise, alienated society. There is also evidence to suggest that new, more flexible family structures and systems of community support are beginning to take its place. And finally responsible for undermining the moral values necessary to sustain family life.