Women's Rights Protests (1970)

By: Kasey Schlerf

Background Information

  • Lower social status then men
  • had Fewer rights then men
  • The International human rights organizations have worked hard to improve the lives of women
  • rights of women became subject to public debate

  • Women began to challenge many of the laws that denied them

  • In Australia and New Zealand Germaine Greer’s published The Female Eunuch(younek) which helped shaped the women’s movement

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Florynce Kennedy-

  • Founded the national feminist party
  • found the National Black Feminist Organization

Betty Friedan

  • Help found the First major organization devoted to women's rights

Gloria Steinem-

  • supporter of the women's liberation movement
  • campaigned for women's rights in employment, politics, and social life
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  • In August 1970 there was a Women's Strike for Equality, a nationwide wave of protests, marches, and sit-ins in new York

  • There was more than 20,000 women that attended the protest

  • They chanted and had speeches

  • The movement was reaching for, the outlawing of gender discrimination in education, college sports, and obtaining financial credit

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Effects of the protest

  • Movements founded services such as a women’s shelter and they were moved to main cities
  • In the late 1970s activists burned out, and the women's movement separated
  • Voting rights were granted to women throughout Europe and North America, beginning in the late 1800s
  • In 1890 the national American women suffrage Association (NAWSA) was formed by two organizations

How did the participants demonstrate their belief system through protests?

They demonstrated their belief system though protests by speaking up and speaking for what they believe in. They had signs and they chanted around New York demonstrating their beliefs. They also had a huge march at the end of the day with thousands of women that were walking down the streets of New York