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7.03: Minority Rights Part 1: Somebody... Wanted... But... So... Betty Friedan To understand why many women her age were discontent despite material comfort and family The mainstream media did not acknowledge that women in the 1950s had any reason to be unhappy, unless they had ambitions outside the home Friedan surveyed many young wives and mothers and wrote The Feminine Mystique, which helped bring attention to the issue of women's lack of opportunity and rights Women To be successful earners of their own right; apart from their husbands Employers of women paid them less, and the media portrayed as sad and foolish The feminist movement arose to lobby for fair pay and equal treatment Native Americans To keep reservations and better living conditions The US government

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