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In the 1960s, there were many examples of gender-based discrimination. Classified ads for employment were separated by gender in newspapers. Most women were unable to borrow money at a bank without a male cosigner. Seventy-five percent of the women who worked were saleswomen, clerks, factory laborers, or housekeepers. Based on this information, what describes a common goal for progress in the women's rights movement and the African American Civil Rights Movement?
What goal did the women's suffrage movement of the early 1900s share with the African American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s?
An equal opportunity to participate in the political process
Susan B. Anthony made this statement in 1872. And it is downright mockery to talk to women of their enjoyment of the blessings of liberty while they are denied the use of the only means of securing them provided by this democratic-republican government ... Based on this statement, what goal did the Women's Movement share with supporters of the Civil Rights Movement?
Securing voting rights to protect individual freedom (which was achieved by women with the passage of the 19th Amendment)
What was the main idea of The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan?
That a woman's "role" in society to be a wife, mother and housewife - is false and very harmful to women
By the end of the twentieth century, how had society been changed by the dramatic increase in the number of working women?
Traditional roles within families were challenged.
What has been the trend in women's participation in the labor force in the 20th and 21st century?
a greater percentage of women have joined the workforce
Between 1880 and 1920, saw the development of department stores and retail jobs in urban areas. How did the creation of more retail sales jobs affect the labor force in the United States?
Women with some education filled these jobs.
In the early 1960s, working men regularly received higher wages than women who held the same job. In 1963 Congress passed the Equal Pay Act prohibiting discrimination with regards to wages on the basis of sex. What civil rights group representing migrant workers shared a goal with the women's movement described above?
The United Farm Workers who protested against paying immigrant workers less than other workers performing the same work.
What has been the trend in the gap between the pay of men and women?
the gap has been closing but it still exists
In the late 20th and early 21st century what has happened to traditional patterns of female employment?
they have changed with women increasingly being hired to do jobs that have been traditionally performed by males
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