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Women's Liberation Movement
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British feminist of the eighteenth century who argued for women's equality with men, even in voting, in her 1792 "Vindication of the Rights of Women."
Seneca Falls Convention
held in New York in 1848 to discuss the rights and conditions of women, they wrote the Declaration of Sentiments, which among other things, tried to get women the right to vote.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(1815-1902) A suffragette who, with Lucretia Mott, organized the first convention on women's rights, held in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. Issued the Declaration of Sentiments which declared men and women to be equal and demanded the right to vote for women. Co-founded the National Women's Suffrage Association with Susan B. Anthony in 1869.
1869 Nation Women's Suffrage Association- Created by Stanton &Anthony. Joint cause for women for greater rights in ALL spheres of life. Education, work, family, and marriage.
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1920) extended the right to vote to women in federal or state elections.
1960s; wrote "The Feminine Mystique," an account of housewives' lives in which they subordinated their own aspirations to the needs of men; bestseller was an inspiration for many women to join the women's rights movement
Formed to eliminate discrimination against women
Civil Rights Act of 1964—forbids discrimination based on sex, race, color, national origin, or religion.
A United States law enacted on June 23, 1972 that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
Equal Rights Amendment
constitutional amendment passed by Congress but never ratified that would have banned discrimination on the basis of gender
Sandra Day O'Connor
first woman supreme court justice. appointed by Reagan
first woman to become secretary of state; appointed by Bill Clinton
First woman appointed as national security advisor, by President George W. Bush, in 2001.
Roe v. Wade
established national abortion guidelines; trimester guidelines; no state interference in 1st; state may regulate to protect health of mother in 2nd; state may regulate to protect health or unborn child in 3rd. inferred from right of privacy established in Griswold v. Connecticut
Male Chauvinist Pig
Men who objectify women and believe that they exist solely for the man's pleasure (degrading women to subhuman levels)
Equal Pay Act of 1963
Legislation that establishes federal policy of equal pay for both men and women who do the same job with the same employer.
Woman's Liberation Movement
Feminist movement of the late 1960s which demanded political and economic equality with men
Planned suburban communities of cheap, mass-produced houses built by WIlliam Levitt all over the country during the 1950's.
Alice Paul founded the National Woman's Party in 1916 which pushed for women's voting rights. She tried a more aggressive tactic in protesting by going on hunger strikes and chaining herself to the gates of the White House.
Pink Collar Jobs
working class jobs traditionally held by women (clerical, secretary, maid, waitress, cook, beautician)
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