Composition of American family also changed dramatically as a result of these changes.
Clearly a new set of cultural values were in play. In an age that emphasized personal
happiness and immense gratification, millions
Radicalism and Women Activists
Accounts of sixties radicalism usually cite its role in bringing about the dismantling of
Jim Crow and disfranchisement, the withdrawal of US troops from Vietnam, and greater
gender equality. However,
Notes on NOW womens liberation activists
To womens liberation activists, NOWs integrationist, access-oriented approach ignored
the racial and class inequalities that were the very foundation of the mainstream that
Womens Liberation and Sixties Radicalism Alice Echols
Feminism encompassed both a reform movement, which aimed to erase inequalities
between men and women, and a radical movement, inspired by the civil rights and antiwa
Document 4. Welfare Is a Womans Issue, 1972
Black woman critiques welfare system.
99% of welfare families are headed by women. Welfare is like a super-sexist marriage.
The man, the welfare system, controls your money.
Feminist Movement Documents from MPUSH Book
Document 1. Betty Friedan on The Problem That Has No Name, 1963 speaks
about the unsettling problem that every women feels is that all? It refers to the lack of
fulfillment and satisfaction
Religion and US Feminists Movement
American Theocracy book to read from 99-170.
Religion is enormously powerful for us in American life. Also unique because it is quite
clear that well over half of Americans believe in God
Dr. Lisa Frazier
Feminist Movement Origins
Greater sharing of household tasks, etc. all aspects of life became part of the agenda. That
has been the case ever since. You can identify who is pressing for this (female college
Civil Rights Act of 1964 galvanized some more change. It outlawed major forms of
discrimination against various ethic and national groups including (but by no means
limited to) women and blacks. It primarily was passed as
Socio-Cultural Events Women, Religion, Media, etc
Students galvanized social change in 60s
Students galvanized all social change in the 1960s.
The socio-cultural transition would have gone better if we had had the same prosperity
level in the 1980s that w