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All referenced quotes presented on the sidebars in this website are taken from the book Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives: The Power of Information, edited by Sara de Jong and Sanne Koevoets.

Article – Spare Rib: “Pregnant = An Unfit MP”

Unknown Author. 1983. Pregnant = Unfit MP?. Spare Rib. (126), p. 14.

In 1983 Harriet Harman, Labour MP, accused Social Democrats of dismissing her as a suitable candidate because she was pregnant. Spare Rib reports the news and explores the way in which women in positions of political responsibility are discredited for being parents whilst men aren’t.

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Source: Feminist Archive North

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