Lecture 21

Lecture 21 - May 19, 2008 Page 1 of 3 Lecture 21 The Womens...

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May 19, 2008 Page 1 of 3 Lecture 21 The Women’s Movement 1975: International Women’s Year Time magazine chose 12 “Women of the Year” Recognition of women’s achievements in American society Rise of women in the labor force (still getting 59 cents to the dollar of men) Streamed in as a new immigrant way Feminism became mainstream and as American as apple pie Once Upon A Time… 1998: Time Declares Feminism Dead Feminists were united by opposition to inequality between the sexes They believed biology should make a difference ONLY when it really makes a difference What Happened? 1950s: Contradictions The 1950s housed strict gender roles (men at work and women at home) The percentage of women working outside of the home rose in pink collared jobs Friedan and The Feminine Mystique (1963) Friedan interviewed women who had it all (well-off, married, etc) They all were afraid of “The Problem that has No Name—is this all?” This describes the problem of most women
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