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Feminism in the 1960's

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Madeleine McKenna

on 24 September 2012

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Madeleine McKenna Feminism in the 1960's "Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings."
-Cheris Kramerae Feminism: The advocacy of
women's rights on the grounds
of political, social, and economic
equality to men. "The female doesn't really expect a lot from life. She's here as someone's keeper- her husbands or her children's." In the 1960's, the general idea was that "boys work outside, girls work inside." The process of achieving greater awareness, as of one's own needs or of a political or social issue. Consciousness-Raising Without consciousness-raising, feminism wouldn't have been as strong or successful Consciousness-raising was the backbone of the feminist act -Streets
-Legislative Sessions
-Even the Miss America Pageant Protests Women's Liberation Groups -Founded by Shulamith Firestone and Pam Allen
-They urgently wanted to change society so women weren't oppressed and men weren't the only governors of society New York Radical Women Redstockings The name comes from "bluestockings", the label placed upon feminists of earlier centuries and "red" for revolution. National Organization for Women "NOW" -Founded in 1966
-One of the most supported and strongest feminist activist groups A group of women who want to fight back against male supremacy Without Feminism in the 1960's, women wouldn't have nearly as much respect. Thanks to the efforts of feminists in the 1960's, today's women are now treated with much more equality. Any Questions? http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=11131 http://www.notable-quotes.com/f/feminism_quotes.html (http://www.tavaana.org/viewcasestudy.jsp?pageId=2071502000341264606266439&lang=en&restrictids=nu_repeatitemid&restrictvalues=0101141870701301788230291)
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