14. The women rights movement of the 1970s and 1980s

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  • The women rights movement of the 1970s and 1980s
    • Broader political movement of 1970s saw 80,000-100,000 women as participants in some form of women's group
      • Comparable to wide support for temperance in 1870s and 1880s
    • Social agenda was wider:
      • Health
      • Abortion
      • Marriage and divorce
      • Sexuality
      • Rights for older women and working women
    • Direction that politics for women had taken had moved away from previous conventional forms
      • Was more an extension of trend established after Civil War for concerns over social and specifically women-centred issues
    • This had been described as 'second wave' feminism
      • 'first wave' feminism was more focussed on right to vote and to establish political rights in a narrower sense


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