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Gender Directive Infographic

In March 2011 the European Court of Justice ruled that insurers will no longer be able to use gender when calculating cost of insurance. This comes into effect from 21st December 2012.

Men and Women’s premiums will see a change and according to ABI young drivers will be most affected with women seeing an increase of up to 25% and men seeing a decrease of up to 10%.

This will also affect joint policy holders on renewal after 21st December.

History

Throughout history women have always battled for equal rights whether to have the ability to vote or for a simple pint in the pub.  However this ruling is not necessarily seen as a win for women but more for men.

1832 – Votes for Women – Women lose the right to vote

1870 – Married women’s Property Act – divorce heavily favored men

 1908 – Hyde Park festival (250,000 attended in support of women’s suffrage)

1911 – Kings horse – Emily Davison death

1918 – The People’s Act – Women who were property owners and over 30 not allowed to vote

1928 – a new organisation called the National Union of Societies for Equal Citizenship was established. As well as advocating the same voting rights as men.

1968 – Ford sewing machinists strike of 1968 was a landmark labour relations dispute in the United Kingdom. It ultimately led to the passing of the Equal Pay Act

1979 – Margaret Thatcher – Britain finally have a female in power

1982 – Court of appeal decide bars/pubs can no longer refuse to serve women

1999 – New law on parental leave which unifies men and women

Present

“What the hell happened here?!”

Now a days there is no female and male rules on dress, hair styles, make up and more.  Much has changed in a short space of time..

Females are sporting shorter hair whilst men’s is getting longer

Men are choosing to take up responsibility of child care whilst women go to work.

How do you think things will look in another 20 years?

Childcare – women are entitled to up to 52 weeks Maternity Leave, where men are entitled to just 2 weeks Paternity leave.  The father of the child could request an additional 26 weeks, but, they are only eligible for this if the mother of the child returns to work after her first 26 weeks of her Maternity Leave.

Hair Styles – Rihanna and Victoria Beckham have been recently sporting short ‘boyish’ cuts; a lot of women are now following the trend. Whilst hairstyles for men seem to be getting longer.