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1.  Discuss the emergence and spread of second-wave feminism in the 1960s and  1970s. What general conditions in American life made such a movement possible?  1. The post-1941 economy, which increasingly drew middle-class women into the workforce and into higher education 2. The revolution in contraception, which widened the separation between sex and reproduction 1. First-wave feminism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries 2. Working-class movements of the 1930s and 1940s 3. Social protest movements of the 1960s What circumstances made the movement seem necessary to those who created it? recurring concept the authority of personal experience, women are experts on their own oppression. The basic housewife, gen social standards Betty Freidan, he feminine mystique -  1963 - Betty Friedan depicted how difficult a woman's life is because she  doesn't think about herself, only her family. It said that middle-class society stifled women and didn't let them use their  talents. Attacked the "cult of domesticity." What were some of the most important issues that second-wave feminism placed on  the national agenda? New Legislation-  Equal Pay Act of 1963, which made gender-based wage discrimination illegal. The Civil Rights Act of 1964- also an early success of the feminist movement. Title VII of the act prohibited  employers from discrimination on the basis of gender, as well as race, color, religion, or national origin.
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Griswold v. Connecticut -invalidated a law that prohibited contraception by ruling that it violated the "right to privacy" of married couples. Roe v. Wade - declared that a woman's choice to have an abortion is private decision between her and her  doctor. Women’s Role in society One of greatest achievements was change in social norms and attitudes towards women. Their role changed  in 60’s & 70’s begin working in male-dominated fields like law enforcement, construction, or the military.nomore house  wife equal rights amendment equality of rights under law shall not be denied by anyone on the account of sex womens employment

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