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Baker, Jenny (?-?)

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Title

Baker, Jenny (?-?)

Subject

Baker, Jenny

Description

A British women's rights advocate.

Contributor

Johnson-Flenga, Circe (created stub)

Format

Identification

Language

English

Type

Stub

Coverage

Finchley, North London, UK

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Birth Date

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Birthplace

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Death Date

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Occupation

Women's Rights activist

Biographical Text

Jenny Baker of Finchley attended the 1924 Labour Women's Conference and advocated for maternity and child rights, stating "For the good of maternity, or the good of the babies, it is necessary that some knowledge be disseminated". At the time, "Maternity was the starting place for sex reform."
During the 1925 annual conference of the Women's Labour party, there was tension amongst the group.
Baker, however, appealed to Labour Men for backing on the birth control issue. She made it clear that the lack of distribution of knowledge to the public regarding birth control was a very classist thing, given the fact that working women couldn't afford to pay for information whereas richer women could.

Bibliography

Jewson, Dorothy 'The Labour Party Conference and Birth Control' , New Generation 4 (NOV 1925) (pp.127)
Brooke, Steven Sexual Politics: Sexuality,Family Planning,and the British Left from the 1800s to Present Day (2011), (pp.50,59)

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