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Working with men in the NUT


"My emphasis was on NUT (National Union of Teachers) politics as much as anything because by then I was well into the NUT which made me enemies in the because radical believe that you shouldn’t have any truck with men. I don’t mean sexually, I mean socially, politically. They thought it was very important that women set up new structures for working. You got frustrated in the NUT because it was male dominated and most of the teachers were women which didn’t make sense to me at all. You’ve got to learn but you were frightened to say anything when you were sat around the table in case it was wrong but I thought it was worth pursuing. I was teaching at the time and that was a heavy job. I used to take the kids away every Easter so there’s only so much of you you can give to things”. (Ref: )

Contributed by: Jean Turley, 72

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