The Wave of Feminism

Being Objects and Having Objectives

Caitlyn Williams

Vision and Motivation

This picture shows women lined up and protesting for equality. The world of women were limited in almost every respect. Women were discriminated in the workforce all the way to the home by their husbands. Women have always been known to follow a path but they are now not ok with conformity anymore.

19th Amendment

The Civil Rights Movement gave women inspiration to demand the right to vote. This brought black and white women to work together. This strengthened their shared causes. This was during the first wave of feminism. In 1920 women got the right to vote.

We Are Not Slaves

Women felt trapped and unfulfilled with their lives. They were treated like a slave. Can not claim anything only her husband could. She always had the house clean and dinner on the table. Women Did nit want this life anymore. "As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured cub scouts and made brownies, lay beside her husband at night, she was afraid to ask herself the silent question, is this all?" Feminine Mystique

A Revelation

Feminine Mystique is a book by the Author Betty Freidon. This book captured the frustration even the despair of women. Betty's work told that women were called on to serve and she was telling women to get work outside the home. Her book made such an impact it started the "Second Wave." The new generation will take up with equality and take it into women hands.


Women had to find ways to make a living. Some thought they loved doing what they did and viewed them them in glamorous terms but in reality the bunnies were humiliated by what they had to do to make a living. Gloria Steinem did undercover work so she could see how women felt about this. Gloria later found Ms. Magazine to show women by their marital status instead of individuals.


1. May 9, 1960 The Food and Drug Administration approved the first oral contraceptive, commonly known as "the Pill," for sale as birth control in the United States.

2. 1966

The National Organization for Women, known as NOW, was founded. NOW set up task forces to work on key women's issues.

3. The 38 percent of American women who worked in 1960 were largely limited to jobs as teacher, nurse, or secretary. Women were generally unwelcome in professional programs; as one medical school dean declared.

4. Feminist leaders were also inspired by the Civil Rights movement, through which many of them had gained civic organizing experience. At the same time, black women played a key role in the Civil Rights movement, especially through local organizations, but were shut out of leadership role.

5. Through the first wave of the women's rights movement, which ended when women gained the right to vote in 1920, through the second wave of the new women's movement, which began in the 1960s, and the contemporary third wave, women's movements in the United States have been linked to the struggles for civil rights for African Americans.

6. According to Estelle Carol, since the number of workingwomen increased in the 1960s, men felt reluctant to share housework, but this improved and men have been taking more responsibility for childcare as well.

7. The last and major area, in which the 1960s made significant changes for women, was in the workplace. As stated by Estelle Carol, “In the 1960s, there were no women bus drivers, welders, firefighters, news anchors, CEOS or Supreme Court Justices. Women professors, doctors, scientists or lawyers were rare."

Womens Liberation

I chose to do womens liberation because I like to learn about the amazing women fighting so that the life I have today I am able to have. I can work and not be discriminated or paid less than a man. I can vote at the age of 18 and women do not have to be housewives and live by their husbands.