Women's liberation - CIVIL RIGHTS

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  • WOMEN'S LIBERATION - 60'S
    • WOMEN PROBLEMS & FEMINIST SOLUTIONS
      • Economics: three concerns 1) employment opportunities 2) income 3) unpaid work. - women had limited opportunities in the workplace. 1960 - 23 mil women compared to 13 mil in 1940. 2) Income: working women earned 57% of that of working men in the 60s. men - income: 27,000 women - 15,000.
        • 3) FEMINISTS identified issue of unpaid work such as childcare. 79% of U.S's unpaid work was from women. - to address these issues: feminists campaigned for EQUAL RIGHTS ACT
      • Identity: radical feminist argue that women's identity has been defined by men, Friedman said: women's identities focused on husbands/children - SOLUTION: further education/greater involvment in work - new identity independent of their family.
        • some radical feminists proposed solutions: Atkinson - argued female inequality rooted in heterosexual relationship- argued all male/fem 1) relationships are partiacal and force women to be submissive- babies rob chance of to participate in society. 2) sex  expolitave - men gain at womens expense. 3) hetresoexual sex often violent. CRTICAL OF ROMANTIC LOVE
          • CONTINUED. love psychological trap set by men to force women into submission CELEBRATED CELIBACY/ LESBIANISM & FEMALE SEPARATISM - Atkinson campaign influential - promote campaign for gay rights in 70s
    • GOVERNMENT ACTION UNDER KENNEDY AND JOHNSON
      • with election of Kennedy, feminists began lobbying gov. Kennedy set up Kennedy commission & civil rights act outlaw sex discrimination also. act - refused to enforce title vii (act to protect women) gap in earnings wider in 69 - spurred radical and action AND group NOW
    • GROWTH OF FEMINISM
      • grew in 60s - 1) excluded white members of civil rights group turn elsewhere. 2) women key role in civil rights - inspired women to become politically active! 3) new left/anti-war movement - men based! - women organise new groups! FEMINISTS OFTEN DIVIDED IN GOALS AND METHODS
  • Economics: three concerns 1) employment opportunities 2) income 3) unpaid work. - women had limited opportunities in the workplace. 1960 - 23 mil women compared to 13 mil in 1940. 2) Income: working women earned 57% of that of working men in the 60s. men - income: 27,000 women - 15,000.
    • 3) FEMINISTS identified issue of unpaid work such as childcare. 79% of U.S's unpaid work was from women. - to address these issues: feminists campaigned for EQUAL RIGHTS ACT

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