Achievements, and lack thereof, of the Women's Movement

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1. The Education Amendment Act of ... outlawed sex discrimination in education so that girls could follow exactly the same curriculum as boys.

  • 1970
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1969
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2. ... City banned 'men only' facilities such as bars, but there was still discrimination everywhere else.

  • New York
  • Chicago
  • Phoenix
  • Seattle

3. The contraceptive pill let women plan their pregnancies, but only some states allowed it and usually only for married women. True or False?

  • True
  • False

4. What issue didn't the Equal Pay Act address?

  • Discrimination against women seeking jobs in the first place.
  • Requiring employers to pay women the same as men for the same job.

5. What was the problem with the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

  • The Equal Opportunities Commission didn't take female discrimination seriously, so the Act wasn't fully enforced.
  • The Supreme Court didn't take the issue of female discrimination seriously, so the Act wasn't fully enforced.
  • Phyllis Schlafly actively opposed the women's movement and was active in politics so managed to prevent the Act from being fully enforced.


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