Womens Rights Movement

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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
men and women doing the same kind of work were rarely paid the same
applicants to medical and law schools faced sex discrimination
Many women became doctors, lawyers, engineers, and business executives
Sandra Day O'Connor began serving as justice of the Supreme Court
One female in every three had a job outside of the home
employers had to give all workers the same benefits, such as workmen's compensation
most women in the work force were either nurses, teachers, store clerks, or secretaries.
the traditional role of woman as a wife and mother was dominant
Textbook publishers always used male forms of the language to refer to everyone.
Women's studies courses were offered by high schools and colleges.