The Women’s Movement

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Unformatted text preview: The Women’s Movement The c. 1950-1966 The Domestic Ideal of the 1950s The “A Woman’s Place” The Suburban Image Home Economics Discontent among Housewives Discontent Valium Betty Betty Friedan’s Feminine Mystique (1963) Feminine Typing-Pool Jobs Kennedy and Women’s Rights Election of 1960: Kennedy vs. Nixon The “Women’s Vote” Did JFK Really Care? JFK’s Committee JFK’s Committee on the Status of Women Committee The Committee Report, Oct. 1963 Economic discrimination exists No place for it in a “Free” Society Traditional Motherhood helps defeat Traditional Communism Assassination: Nov. 1963 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Civil 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Outlawed Jim Crow Section VII: Employment Discrimination against women? Howard Smith’s “poison pill” Ed Dirksen vs. the Senate Filibuster Organization of N.O.W., 1966 Organization Who? Why? – Long Term Why? – Immediate Spark Goal: Equal Access ...
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This note was uploaded on 08/03/2011 for the course HIST 2112 taught by Professor Flemming during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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