Feminism

Brandan Johnson & Jessica Moore

Feminism

Is the belief that men and women should be equal politically, economically, and socially. It had been a weak, often embattled force since the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment guaranteeing women's voting rights in 1920

President's Commission on the Status of Women

Established by president Kennedy and headed by Eleanor Roosevelt. Highlighted the problems of women in the workplace and helped create networks of feminist activists, who lobbied congress women's legislation

Equal Pay Act

Established in 1963, outlawed paying men more than women for the same job

The Feminine Mystique

Betty Friedan published "The Feminine Mystique" in 1963. It was filled with stories of Betty interviewing women who had graduated from her college. They agreed they felt unfulfilled. The novel became a best seller. Women started letting their emotion out with each other and it was called consciousness-raising sessions, which was a big role in the movement

Betty Friedan

Wrote "the feminine mystique" in 1963. Played a huge role in getting women involved in the movement.


"The problem lay buried, unspoken, for many years in the minds of American women...each suburban wife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries...chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies...she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question--is this all?" - The Feminine Mystique

Martha Layne Collins

Born in 1963, she was Kentucky's first female governor and first woman to chair the National Conference of Lieutenant Governors.


"When a man walks into a room of building, he's considered a businessman whereas a woman is not thought of as a businesswoman- she's a wife".

Roe v. Wade

1973. Supreme Court ruled that state governments could not regulate abortion during the first three months of pregnancy, a time that was interpreted as being within a woman's constitutional right to privacy. During the second three months of pregnancy, states could regulate abortions on the basis of the health of the mother

Powerful in Pink

Powerful in Pink is a feminist organization


Mission statement: Equal Rights for All

Goals

Education, Woman in the 1960s and 1970s wanted equal opportunity in education and in the work force. Many women didn't want an education to be something to "fall back on" they wanted to be able to work full time in order to be seen as fully "equal"


Ending Workplace Discrimination, many feminist groups wanted to end discrimination in the workplace and they did this by getting laws passed that stated someone cannot be turned down for a job or make less for the same job because of gender. (Equal Pay Act 1963)


The final goal for feminists is the right to decide if abortion should be an option or not for women, this topic is still a point of major controversy today.

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Questions

1. When was the Equal Pay Act passed?

a) 1962

b) 1970

c) 1967

d) 1960


2. Which was NOT a goal of feminists?

a) Equal pay

b) Cut on taxes for single women

c) Equal education opportunities

d) To decide about abortion for themselves