WOMEN'S RIGHT/FEMINIST MOVEMENT1848-Seneca Falls Convention: Five women organized a meeting on women's rights and suffrage. Three hundred women were in attendance. This made President Woodrow Wilson an advocate for women's suffrage during WWI 1919- Women were given the right to vote (History.com Editors,2017) Gender stereotypes remained. Women were still not satisfied with being paid less, fighting against the glass ceiling, being viewed as just homemakers and raising children.1963-Equal Pay Law passed (History.com Editors, 2017)Women in today's time are now educated, have more sexual freedom, hold political positions and other positions of power. Hillary Clinton became the first female Vice President. Although we have come a long way from the 1800's, there is still a gap in equality between the sexes. Women are still underpaid, and some people still value sexist views as it pertains to women's sexuality. For example, the double standard still exists.
LGBT1st gay rights organization formed in 1924 but was disbanned by constant police raids funded by the Mafia (History.com Editors, 2017).Homosexuality was still seen as sodomy, immoral, and in some places, illegal.Commission on Human Rights gave LGBT community the right to be served in bars. However, they were still discriminated against because bars would charge them more for drinks and such. 1969-Stonewall Riots began after much hostility caused by the police who consistently raided the Stonewall Bar, an LGBT bar ran by the Mafia. Stonewall became one of the catalyst for gay right activists and groups (History.com Editors, 2017).