Women's Rights Movement (Lasting Effects (Civil Rights Act of 1964…
Women's Rights Movement
Redefine Traditional Roles
Many saw the treatment of women and black people as similar.
Many disliked the housewife stereotype, as many women either needed to work to support their families or wanted more than to be a housewife.
Black and white women fought together
Looking for better work
Number of women in the workforce grew in 50s-60s
Women often found themselves in deadend jobs.
Blatant workplace discrimination was common.
NOW wanted to make the Equal Rights Act
Raising Society's Awareness
Radical Feminists found NOW too tame.
Many engaged in consciousness raising efforts.
Gloria Steinem went undercover at Playboy to prove how bad the working conditions were.
Opposing the Women's Movement
Phyllis Schlafly denounced the Women's Movement as an assault on family values.
She is the reason the ERA fell short of it's goal.
Schlafly's points resonated with conservatives.
Civil Rights Act of 1964 helped set up the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Commission on Status of Women
Equal Credit Opportunity Act
Roe v. Wade
Women in workplace grows in numbers