PHS Editor Michelle Styles explains why everyone should make the effort and see Made in Dagenham.
Made in Dagenham is an uplifting feel-good film about the struggle for equal pay in the UK in the late 1960s.
Unlike in the US, thanks in large part to the efforts of the machinists at the Ford Factory in Dagenham, the UK has an equal pay law.
The film makes the point that people should be paid based on the job they do, not on what sex they happen to be born.
Oh and the music really captures the era and is great to listen to. So if you haven't seen it (I don't know if it has been out in the US yet) do try to.
Michelle Styles writes historical romances for Harlequin Historical. Her latest books was repleased in March 2011 -- Breaking the Governess's Rules and her next book comes out in the UK in July 2011 To Marry A Matchmaker
You can read more about Michelle's books on her website www.michellestyles.co.uk