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Agenda
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Chapter 22 Section 2

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Are women equal today?

NOW

Statement of Purpose

CHAPTER 23 SECTION 2
Women Fight for Equality

BREAK IT DOWN

MAIN IDEA: Through protests and marches, women confront


social and economic barriers in American society.
WHY IT MATTERS NOW: The rise of the womens movement
during the 1960s advanced womens place in the work force
and in society.

two factors that helped launch the womens movement.

A NEW WOMENS MOVEMENT ARISES

Women in the Workplace


Women

shut out of jobs considered mens work


Jobs available to women pay poorly
JFKs Presidential Commission on the Status of Women finds:

women paid far less than men for doing same job
women seldom promoted to management positions

Women and Activism


In

civil rights, antiwar movements men discriminate against


women
Consciousness-raising groups show women pattern of sexism
in society

The Womens Movement Emerges


Betty

Friedans The Feminine Mystique shows womens


dissatisfaction

bestseller, helps galvanize women across country


Feminismeconomic, political, social equality for men, women

THE MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES


GAINS AND LOSSES

The Creation of NOW


Civil

rights laws, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission help


women
1966 National Organization for Women (NOW) founded
Presses for day-care centers, more vigorous enforcement by EEOC

A Diverse Movement
Militant

groups like NY Radical Women stage demonstrations


Gloria Steinem helps found National Womens Political Caucus,
Ms.

Legal and Social Gains


Gender-based

distinctions questionedlike use of husbands last

name
Higher Education Act bans gender discrimination if federal
funding
Congress expands EEOC powers; gives child-care tax break

one success and one failure of the womens movement.

THE MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES


GAINS AND LOSSES

Roe v. Wade
Feminist

support of womans right to an abortion is controversial


Roe v. Wade: women have right to an abortion in first trimester

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)


1972

Congress passes Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)


Phyllis Schlafly with religious, political groups launch Stop-ERA

think will lead to drafting women, end of child support

The New Right Emerges


Conservatives

build pro-family movement, later called New

Right
Focus on social, cultural, moral problems; build grassroots
support
Debate family-centered issues with feminists

Cite two examples of how the womens movement helped women improve their standing in society.
What are some of the reasons that women had for supporting and opposing ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment?

THE MOVEMENTS LEGACY

The Movement Changes Society


ERA

defeated; only gets 35 of 38 states for ratification by 1982


Womens movement changes roles, attitudes toward career, family
Education, career opportunities expand

many women run into glass ceiling

1983,

women hold 13.5% elected state offices, 24 seats in Congress

Questions and Activities


1. Which of the causes listed do you think contributed the
most to the development of the womens movement?
(Possible

response: the publication of The Feminine Mystique)

2. Which of the effects of the womens movement do you


think has had the greatest impact on American life? Explain.
(Possible

response: women preparing for lifetime careers because


that changed the American family structure)

3. Are there any effects of the womens rights movement


that you would add to the chart?
(Possible

response: changes in the family structure