Gender Equality - paper 3

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Chelsea Bertram A39891015 IAH201 Section 25 Paper 3 International Definitions of Gender Equality Feminists are changing the daily lives of women with their efforts to create international definitions of gender equality by recognizing and incorporating cultural differences into their fight for women’s rights. Feminism is no longer a national definition limited to western women. Instead, the fight for women’s rights is able to spread globally. In the United States, the constraining gender roles of women were challenged over time with three waves of feminism. The first wave of feminism began in the 19 th century which mainly focused on women fighting for their ability to vote. In 1920, the 19 th amendment was passed and women were legally able to vote which concluded the first wave. Almost 40 years later, the role of women hadn’t improved much. While there were higher numbers of married women entering in the workforce, they were fired if they became pregnant. At this time, birth control was widely
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2009 for the course IAH 201 taught by Professor Dontknow during the Spring '05 term at Michigan State University.

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Gender Equality - paper 3 - Chelsea Bertram A39891015...

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