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The Women's Rights Movement-1960's to the 1970's

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Alexandra Zamarron

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Alexandra Zamarron The Women's Rights Movement
of the 60's and 70's -Roe vs. Wade decision
-Tittle VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
-The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
-Title IX
-Griswold vs. Connecticut and Eisenstandt vs. Baird
-Title X The Feminine Mystique and
"The Problem That Has No Name" I am woman hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know to much to go back and
'Cause i've heard it all before
And i've been down there on the
No one's ever gonna keep me down again

"I Am Woman" by: Helen Reddy Important People of the Movement - Betty Friedan
- Gloria Steinem
- Helen Reddy
- Jane Roe
- Katheryn Clarenbach
- bell hooks
- Roxcy Bolton
- Simone de Beauvoir* Important Laws That were Proposed or Passed

- Roe vs. Wade
- Title X
- The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
- Title IX
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Griswold vs. Connecticut
-Eisenstandt vs. Baird The Feminine Mystique
and "The Problem That Has No Name"

Betty Friedan wrote the book "The Feminine Mystique" in
1963. In the book she talks about the problem that many
American women who were housewives were facing. She named it "The Problem That Has No Name". The Feminine Mystique and "The Problem That Has No Name

Betty Friedan argued for what the mass media, educators, and many psychologist argued against. She argued that a woman was just as capable as a man to follow any
career path she wished to follow. "Ms." Magazine
"Ms." magazine was started by Gloria
Steinem in 1972 after she realized that
almost no magazines of that time period
wrote about feminist issues and just
issues that affected women in general. Organizations That Helped Women Gain These Rights

- NOW (National Organization for Women)
- CWLU (Chicago Women's Liberation Movement)
- Female Liberation
- NYRW (New York Radical Women)
- Bread and Roses "The Feminine Mystique has succeeded in burying millions of American women alive."

-Betty Friedan- Other Goals of The Feminist Movement

The Feminist Movement of the 1960's set
out to do more than just advocate for
laws that would provide more equality
between men and women. It also set out
to change the way society perceived
women. The 1950's was a time when the
"traditional" role of women was very
glamorized with shows often portraying their lead female character as a housewife. Feminists in the 60's set out to change this. Particularly when it came to the way the media portrayed women in a sexist and at times derogatory way. Advertisements in the 1950's were showed this mentality in society. This tendency carried somewhat into the 1960's with some advertisements. The Sexual Revolution
Some argue that The Sexual Revolution that occurred in the 60's was bad for women because it caused them to be objectified sexually therefore actually causing more harm than good. People who do not agree with this however counter-argue that one outcome of The Sexual Revolution gave women more control over their own bodies. This was especially true after the legalization of the birth control pill. They argue that The Sexual Revolution also granted women more sexual freedom which weren't considered acceptable for them before in prior decades but had been acceptable for men. JFK and the Presidential Commision on the Status of Women The Presidential Commission on the Status of Women was created in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy. The aim of the commission was to explore the issues that women were going through and then make proposals in those areas. The first year the commission was active it was chaired by one of the most prominent women's rights activists in history, Eleanor Roosevelt. The goal of the commission was to reassess women's place in the economy, American family, and legal system “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”
Gloria Steinem
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