Women's Movement

By: Megan Hughes

Quick Explanation:

The Women's Right Movement was a movement created to equalize men and women in the United States. Women were tired of getting mistreated and looked down upon. The goal for this movement was for women to receive the sme rights as men did during this time period and be respected. The reason this movement was enhanced was because women did not like the role they were playing in the 1960's. They turned to the government and all of the other women in the United States to try to change their lives for the better.
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3 Terms

Feminism: the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

Equality: the state of being equal especially in status, rights and opportunities.

Activism: a policy of action to achieve a political or social goal

Two Main People Or Groups

1. NOW- AKA The National Organization for Women was formed in 1966 and became the central focus in the United States for the feminist activist. This group came together to make a change in the United States and got hundreds of women to back up the organization. All women wanted the same thing, which was to be treated the same as men and have the same equality.

2. Clelia Duel Mosher- She was the first ever American to study the Victorian sexuality. She created myths about women's physiological inferiority to men and proceeded to make it known to people around her. She felt that it was not normal to be scared of men and was a women's right activist to try to help women get over their fears and be who they really are.

Important Quote:

"A state that does not educate and train women is like a man who only trains his right arm"

-Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World

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Two Accomplishments:

1. Women received more respect for themselves and were treated differently. For example, women were now allowed to go out of the house and do labor rather than be inside every day doing laundry and making food for their husbands and other children they had at the time.

2. Women received rights after the fought for what they believed was right. Women were allowed to vote, go to work, and have a say, just like men were allowed to during this time period.

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