IAH 201 3.21.07 - IAH 201 Spring 2007 Opposition to Second...

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IAH 201 Spring 2007 Opposition to Second Wave Feminism in the United States: Culture Wars, 1973-1990 Thesis: The rise of evangelicalism in the 1970s led to the rise of a conservative backlash against feminist victories of the early 1970s. In the 1980s, cultural battles erupted between the religious right and liberal feminists. These battles ended in something of a stalemate: the right was not able to rollback feminism's changes, but the right was able to frame public debate over feminist issues and to limit the benefits feminism offered. I. Feminist Successes and Limitations A. Successes Political ERA passed Congress, 1972 Roe v Wade , 1973 Title IX, 1972 During the 1970s, the numbers of women elected to state and local governments increased Economic By the mid-1980s, more than half of all women were in the workforce Nearly 60% of mothers were employed The numbers of women entering “masculine” professions had increased exponentially Cultural Mary Tyler Moore Show Murphy Brown B. Limitations
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