Women's Movement

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Women's Movement by Mind Map: Women's Movement

1. EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) which enforced federal prohibition on job discrimination

1.1. Commission on the Status of Women 1961: examined workplace discrimmination

1.2. Equal Credit Opportunity Act 1974: made it illegal to deny credit to women just because of their gender

1.3. Higher Education Act 1972: banned discrimination in education

2. Important people

2.1. Gloria Steinman: tried changing awareness throughout mass media; was a freelance writer and criticized playboy magazine; co found ms magazine made to protest social customs

2.2. Phyllis Schlafly: political conservative activist; denounced women's liberation "as a total assault on the family, on marriage and on children", worked against the ERA

2.3. Betty Friedan: author of Feminine Mystique; didn't want stereotypical roles to limit women's opportunities

3. Feminism: theory of political, social, and economical equality of women and men

4. Civil Rights Act of 1964: helps the movement within the act; Discrimination against one because of their sex is illegal

5. Majority of the nations poor people are single women with the lowest paying jobs and the fewest benefits

6. Goals

6.1. Purpose: to win true equality for all women, and obtain full and equal partnership of the sexes

6.2. Wanted to breakdown barrios od discrimination and attack stereotypes of women

6.3. ERA guaranteed gender equality by law

6.4. Protest reproduction rights, like abortion rights (Roe v.s. Wade) guarenteed right to abortion in some states; most states were against it

7. Work changes: percentage of women in workplaces grew in 1950: 30% more than 60% in 2000, average women still earn less than average (pink collar ghetto) limits against advancement of most skilled workers, accounting, medicine, and law opened up to women

8. Tactics: public protesting (Miss America Pageant), radical feminist who raise consciousness efforts, and feminist made personal issues political