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Women's Rights Statistics





Beginning Middle End

Social
Women's Some intelligent and energetic Men increasingly dominated social
influence on married middleclass women work during and after the New Deal.
society. began to campaign to reduce
inequality and injustice.
This was generally seen as
socially acceptable.
Education. By 1900, half of high…

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The percentage of white women who
supported feminists increased from 37% in
1970 to 72% in 1985.
The percentage of African American women
who supported feminists increased from 60%
in 1970 to 78% in 1985.
The percentage of men who supported
gender equality increased from 33% in 1972
to 40%…

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highpaid Nursing was seen as an men in professional occupations During the 1970s, only 4.8% of America's
occupations. extension of the female role increased by 40%. three million managers and executives were
rather than a profession. women.
The percentage of women in higher
education who wanted a career increased
from…

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Women's Social Rights ­ Federal Government Help/Hinder
Social Beginning (18651915) Middle (19151950) End (19501992)
right
Women's Impact: Impact: Impact:
influence Some intelligent and energetic Men increasingly dominated social
on society. married middleclass women work during and after the New
began to campaign to reduce Deal.
inequality and injustice. Evidence:

This…

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and distribution of
contraceptives illegal.

Abortion. Impact: Impact: Impact:
Abortions were illegal. Abortions were illegal in most Women gained the right to an abortion .
Some poorer women resorted states and illegal backstreet However, poorer women could not necessarily afford an
to illegal backstreet abortions abortions were still being carried…

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Women's Political Rights ­ Federal Government Help/Hinder
Political Beginning (18651915) Middle (19151950) End (19501992)
right
Voting Impact: Impact: Impact:
rights. Women were denied the right to vote in All women gained the right to vote.
most states.

Evidence: Evidence:

Evidence: The 19th Amendment (1920) gave The Voting Rights Act (1965)…

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Women's Economic Rights ­ Federal Government Help/Hinder
Economi Beginning (18651915) Middle (19151950) End (19501992)
c right
Total Impact: Impact: Impact:
number of By 1900, the number of female During the 1920s, the overall number From 1940 to 1960, the number of working
women in workers had tripled so that they…

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Pay. Impact: Impact: Impact:
There were significant differences Wages of female workers remained By the mid1990s, young, educated women
between the pay of men and low compared to male workers. earned about 98% of men's rates of pay.
women. In 1939, a female teacher earned
By the late 1890s, immigrant…

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