A Raisin In The Sun:
Gender Role Oppresion
I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat-Rebecca West
- There are very few jobs that actually require a penis or vagina. All other jobs should be open to everybody -Florence Kennedy
- "I have control over all the guns and all the money of this party, There will be no external or internal opposition I will not resist and put down... So if you don't like the fact that I am a woman, if you don't like what we're going to do, here is your chance to leave. You'd better leave because you won't be tolerated!Speech was given by Elaine Brown after accepting position of Chairman to the black panthers
Organizations & Leaders
Modern Day: Feminist Majority Foundation: fights everyday for gender equality.
- Many women were over looked by the general public during the Civil Rights era. The general population focused mostly on Rosa Parks. When there were many more such as Cathy Hughes and Elane Brown.
- Middle East: Revelolution
- The Feminine Mystique a 1963 book by Betty Friedan which is widely credited with sparking the beginning of second wave of feminism in the United States. The Feminine Mystique begins with an introduction describing what Friedan called "the problem that has no name"—the widespread unhappiness of women in the 1950s and early 1960s. It discusses the lives of several housewives from around the United States who were unhappy despite living in material comfort and being married with children.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gSfCnVE3gU A documentary called
Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights focuses on explaining the inpact of women on the civil rights movement.
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