ACTUAL ESSAY.docx - Abstract This paper reviews aspects of the Women’s Rights Movement which occurred in the sixties The Women’s Rights Movement of

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Abstract This paper reviews aspects of the Women’s Rights Movement which occurred in the sixties. The Women’s Rights Movement of the 1960s helped American women attain physical and mental strength in order to defeat oppression and inequality in the workforce and education that society forced upon them by highlighting the idea that women do not have to feel ashamed of making decisions regarding their lifestyle. The three aspects this paper will discuss are how the second wave of feminism occurred, how the Equal Pay Act of 1963 contributed to equality in the workforce and lastly how the National Organization for Women (NOW) was formed. Additionally, the text presents the different perspectives of feminists. Also, since the roles of the generations play a big role in the movement, it will also be a topic that will be discussed. Domestic violence also played a huge role in the movement thus it can be understood that women have always been pressured to work at home by doing chores. There was a positive change in society in the late sixties since society was less patriarchal. This was a turning point in American history, women had felt accomplishment at this point since they were receiving the attention, they deserved in the first place. The last discussion in this text will prove that this movement had definitely helped the new generations understand that sexual discrimination is simply outdated and false since women can do the same things men can. Introduction The 1960’s helped women attain their rights since campaigns and groups were formed in order to demonstrate peace and to achieve equal rights regarding education and the workforce which led to a massive decrease in violence against women. There were many acts that were
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organized in order to achieve these changes, they were of course done by women since at this time, the majority of men believed that women do not deserve equal rights and unfortunately at this time, men were still controlling the majority of the politics thus women needed the help of men to have their rights and laws passed. It can be said that women in the sixties have been through a lot. The Women’s Rights Movement of the 1960s helped American women attain physical and mental strength in order to defeat oppression and inequality in the workforce and education that society forced upon them by highlighting the idea that women do not have to feel ashamed of making decisions regarding their lifestyle. There are many social science disciplines that can be used to analyze the Women’s Rights Movement, some of them are history, political science, sociology, anthropology, psychology and economics. The following paper will present facts and organizations that helped women in receiving equality and achieving their rights: the second wave of feminism in the 1960s, the Equal Pay Act of 1963 which led to equality in the workforce and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and lastly but not least the National Organization for Women (NOW). These demonstrations and acts definitely had an impact on the
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