The increased education and employment of women in

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The increased education and employment of women in the 1950s, the civil rights movement, and the sexual revolution all contributed to a renewal of this movement in the 1960s. Betty Friedan’s Feminine Mystique… She gave the women's movement a new direction by encouraging middle-class women to seek fulfillment in professional careers rather than confining themselves to the roles of wife, mother, and homemaker. National Organization for Women (NOW)… In 1966, this organization was formed. They adopted activist tactics of other civil rights movements to secure equal treatment of women, especially for job opportunities Equal Pay Act (1963) ... In 1963, this act prohibited discrimination in employment and compensation on the basis of gender. Civi l Rights Act (1964)… This proposed constitutional amendment stated that "equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex". It just missed being passed. What does SDS illustrate about youth in the 1960s? Explain the connection of the 50’s Beatniks, like Jack Kerouac, to the 60’s counterculture. Remember Alice Paul from the Progressive Era? What was her role in the ERA? Why was the ERA defeated?
11 Additional Insight and Analysis: The Mattachine Society was founded in Los Angeles in 1951. It was a pioneering advocate for gay rights. Inspired by progress in civil rights, other groups including gay rights were inspired to stand up for their rights more. This included coming “out of the closet” and celebratin g identity rather than pretending to be something else. How is “coming out of the closet” similar to or different from Black Pride? How is feminism similar to or different from these two concepts? What do these movements reveal about the era of conformity post WWII (1945-1960)?
Which one illustrates the greater culture conflict in modern times? What type of culture conflict is it? (think of your conflict categories from the 1920s) Warhol, by making ordinary things famous, gave them new importance. What does his popularity and impact on American art reveal

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