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Copy of Women in 1960's- 1970's

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Gurpreet Cheema

on 8 January 2014

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Transcript of Copy of Women in 1960's- 1970's

Customs regarding education and employment
Customs regarding marriage, divorce, dating and ownership of property
many marriages occurring
getting married at a young age
high rates of divorces
Canada passed the first unified divorce law in 1968
dating was the same as today
Hard for women to own property
Women inherit property
For a woman to own property she had to have her husband's agreement and the land would be on his name
Women's fashion
In 1960's
pants with jackets and tunics
colorful bangle bracelets
baby doll dresses
Rules regarding clothing for women and what women thought about their place in society?
rules changed a lot
allowed to wear anything women desired
Women had more rights in society
Women were able to express themselves through their clothes
Women started to feel more equal to men
How many women were writing about their lives and experiences? What did Women who lived then think of their own place in society?
Compared themselves to men, equality
Women in 1960's- 1970's
Known as the second wave movement
Women's liberation movement
Woman started to debate for their rights
Women started to work
Period of 1960's-1970's
In 1970's
platform shoes
wide legged pants
bell-bottoms (jeans)
high waisted flared trousers
mini skirts
To follow on one path from family life to workplace
Mostly limited to jobs as teacher, nurse or secretary
Had lower salaries than men
Denied opportunities to advance
Accepted into universities
Women were not welcomed to have jobs like men
Their education was something that would be set aside but first priority is to start a family
Wrote books ex. Betty Friedan The Feminine Mystique
Lost her job after she became pregnant
Encourages women to seek new opportunities
She did a survey of some classmates in Smith College to find out most of them were depressed and anxious. This showed how women were limited to little activities
Women denied their own desires for the sake of their family (no work, no education)
Germaine Geer published The Female Eunuch
Wanted to change the lives of women and did it constantly until she was heard
Told women to stand up for themselves and fight for their rights
She was heard and women’s rights have improved since then
How many women were writing about their lives and experiences? What did they say?
By Jessica and Gurpreet
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