WOMEN IN THE OFFICE

The Tolbooth Museum

Talk

09/03/2016 - 09/03/2016
12.30-1pm

Lunchtime Talk - Working 9-5 Season

Women working in the office happened incredibly quickly. In the late 1800s, there were no women working in offices. By 1911 however, there were 125,000 and by 1961 there were 1.8 million. The typewriter played a crucial role in women’s arrival in the workplace and in defining office work as ‘women’s work’. Gendered assumptions translated into women’s status within the workplace, playing a crucial role in paying them lower wages and forcing them to leave work upon marriage. This talk seeks to investigate the ‘glass ceiling’ within a historical perspective and the extent to which it still exists today.

Talk by Lynne Clark, Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Advanced booking essential please call 01224 337714

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