Marriage-Part-3-feb-29th - Marriage Part 3 The Gendered Nature of Divorce Divorce and the breaking of families history Prior to the 19th century

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Marriage Part 3: The Gendered Nature of Divorce February 29 2016 Divorce and the breaking of families history: Prior to the 19 th century inconsistent marriage legislation. Private Act through parliament 1857 court of divorce and matrimonial causes Agenda The gendered nature of divorce and its differential impact on men and women Historical examination Macro and micro reasons for divorce Impact of divorce on children and adjustments Remarriage Let’s talk about Test 5 (we are almost at the END! J ) Divorce and the Breaking of Families: History Prior to the 19 th Century inconsistent marriage legislation Private Act through Parliament 1857 Court of Divorce and Matrimonial Causes Could get a divorce through a private act of parliament. Upper class had more upper hand in divorce. Change prior to this, Accessing and trying to obtain divorce. Women in the Victorian moment sort of looked at its downward, entirely under the control of her husband. Married women could not hold or dispose of property loss of property and lack of central identity was a characteristic of marriage during this time. Financially, local store: working your money had to go to the husband. Husband: strong decent to divorce, livelihood and fiancés dependent on your husband. There was resistant to divorce, marriage was seen as a central building block of the nation. Important component, of a strong economic strong social nation. Restrictive divorce laws was a way to keep that nuclear family intact Women in prior to 1968 you had to prove adultery. DATE 1968 and 1985 : on the test. Pent up need for women to escape their unhappy marriages. The shift in terms of divorce and changes in legislation were intimately connected. People were thinking of divorce in a very different light, move towards egalitarianism, equalizing in ways which men and women are able to access divorce.

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