Fight for Your Right!

The Women's of the year 1970

Gather Up.

At a NOW conference in March 1970, Betty Friedan called for the Strike for Equality, asking women to stop working for a day to draw attention to the prevalent problem of unequal pay for women’s work. "Women's Strike for Equality." About.com Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2016.

“Formal organizations were surely just the tip of feminism’s iceberg, however, and Betty was certain that somewhere out there were a lot of women who would march and protest if given a time and place to do so.”

"When Women Went on Strike: Remembering Equality Day, 1970." Ms Magazine Blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2016.

“as more kept arriving and trying to wedge their way in the marchers exploded into the street, tossing barriers aside as they took up every square inch of pavement from sidewalk to sidewalk.” "When Women Went on Strike: Remembering Equality Day, 1970." Ms Magazine Blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2016.

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What to do

the waitresses stop waiting, cleaning women stop cleaning and everyone who is doing a job for which a man would be paid more stop …”

"When Women Went on Strike: Remembering Equality Day, 1970." Ms Magazine Blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2016.

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Results

a plaque “consecrating” a site to a future statue of Susan B. Anthony was placed in a New York park to highlight the fact that the only statue of a female in the nation’s largest city other than the Statue of Liberty was one of Alice in Wonderland.

"When Women Went on Strike: Remembering Equality Day, 1970." Ms Magazine Blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2016.
The Women’s Strike for Equality was the largest protest for women’s rights at that time
"Women's Strike for Equality." About.com Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2016.

Fifty years after women were granted the right to vote in the United States, feminists were again taking a political message to their government and demanding equality and more political power.

"Women's Strike for Equality." About.com Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2016.

The Women’s Strike for Equality is often remembered as the first major protest of the Women’s Liberation movement,

"Women's Strike for Equality." About.com Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2016.

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Works Cited

"Women's Strike for Equality." About.com Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2016.


"When Women Went on Strike: Remembering Equality Day, 1970." Ms Magazine Blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2016.