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

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1. 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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2. 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

3. ... City banned 'men only' facilities such as bars, but there was still discrimination everywhere else.

  • New York
  • Chicago
  • Phoenix
  • Seattle

4. The 1964 Civil Rights Act made it illegal to discriminate on the grounds of...

  • background or class
  • disability
  • gender
  • appearance
  • age

5. In which year did the Supreme Court rule that the US Constitution gave men and women equal rights?

  • 1972
  • 1969
  • 1971
  • 1970

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