The Life and Hard Times of Susie p Winklepicker
TitleThe Life and Hard Times of Susie p Winklepicker
DirectorDeborah Hall, Women and The Law Collective
CountryUK
Year1986
Duration35mins
FormatVhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionA part-dramatised, often humorous, documentary showing some of the ways the state and the system have pushed women into economic dependence on men in different historical periods, the fights waged against this and the situation at the present time. The tape deals with social security law, relating to the Poor Law during the nineteenth century, as well as the recent Social Security Act (in 1986 still only a set of proposals), and with various aspects of work and marriage as affected by the law. It is more of a starting point for discussion than a means of getting across detailed information about legal rights.