Equality is Key; Women's Liberation

By; Cassidy Tesh

Women's Liberation Movement

Known as the "feminist movement", The Women's liberation campaign was targeted towards equality and issues such as reproductive rights, domestic violence, maternity leave, equal pay and opportunities, women's suffrage, and sexual harassment/violence.

Facts

  • The 38 percent of American women who worked in 1960 were limited to jobs such as teachers, nurses, or secretaries.
  • Referred to as the second wave of Feminism.
  • Feminism was most active in the 1960's and 70's.
  • This movement inspired many people but also frightened them.
  • Goal of the second wave was to get equality and more opportunities.

Why did you choose this subject?

I chose this subject because I feel like it was an important moment in history because of how things are today compared to how they were long ago. Without past feminists and this movement, women wouldn't have half the rights that they do today.