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Great British Women

Women of today have got a lot to be thankful for. If you were born in the early 1900s you would be expected to be the heart of the family, stay home, cook, clean, be a great month and wife. Pleasing men and raising children was all women had to look forward too! Thank goodness things have changed. When WWII came, there became a shortage of men in the workforce, which gave women the chance to work real jobs. Some great British women along the way have women in their quest to becoming equal and have the same opportunities as men do.

Every woman in the country should be grateful for Frances Buss. She was a pioneer of female education and helped changed the way girls were taught in school. By the age of 14 she was teaching herself and often left in charge of the school. She became the first head mistress of Camden School for Girls. She campaigned to allow girls to sit examinations and enter universities. She also helped Josephine Butler with her campaigns against the white slave trade. In her life time Francees provided the kind of education that enabled her students to have academic careers. Other schools followed suit and thanks to Buss women of the modern world can go all the way with their education and chose a career rather than just become a mother and housekeeper.

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