What Was the Impact of Increased Availability of Contraception on British Society?
The swinging sixties was a time like no other, it created a new generation with a new take on life. When people think of the sixties they think of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Twiggy, mini-skirts and sex which is then often recalled as the period in time when Britain became a different place from the generations before, it was the “watershed era of freedom that changed society forever” says Dominic Sand brook. The age old myth says that the pill caused a sexual revolution in the 60s but is this really true? Were all of the changes caused by the pill, or was the impact greatly exaggerated?
The contraceptive pill at first didn’t have that large an …show more content…
Furthermore the pill did not change attitudes in isolation other factors also influenced the sexual revolution, for example law changes. All of these laws were introduced by the new labour government. Before 1964 the country’s government was a conservative body which had been in power for 13 years. The new government liberalised the country as they had a different much more liberal view than the previous government. Firstly women had a lot more power than they ever did before. In the 70s most women got equal pay to men, which was a landmark event as for the first time