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1960s, 1970s, and 1980s

Women made significant progress toward gaining equality with men during the

the way society pressures women not to work outside of the home

In her book The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan wrote about

social programs

Women have influenced the outcome of some elections by voting for candidates who want to spend money on

hire and promote qualified women

today, more businesses are making efforts to

Sally Ride and Geraldine Ferraro

The successes of the women's rights movement are seen in the achievements of

civil rights act of 1964

makes it illegal for businesses to give certain kinds of jobs only to men or only to women

equal pay act

requires employers to give the same compensation to workers doing the same kind of work

national political caucus

was founded to encourage women to run for public office

equal rights amendment

was approved by congress but not by 3/4 of the state legislatures.

national organization for women

was established to fight for equal right for women

before

men and women doing the same kind of work were rarely paid the same

before

applicants to medical and law schools faced sex discrimination

after

Many women became doctors, lawyers, engineers, and business executives

after

Sandra Day O'Connor began serving as justice of the Supreme Court

before

One female in every three had a job outside of the home

after

employers had to give all workers the same benefits, such as workmen's compensation

before

most women in the work force were either nurses, teachers, store clerks, or secretaries.

before

the traditional role of woman as a wife and mother was dominant

before

Textbook publishers always used male forms of the language to refer to everyone.

after

Women's studies courses were offered by high schools and colleges.

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