Reasons for the Women's Movement

Women had a very traditional role in US society in the ...
1950s
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Women who went out to work instead of getting married were...
treated with great suspicion by the rest of society.
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In the 1950s, increasing numbers of women, especially from ... backgrounds, began to challenge their traditional role and became increasingly frustrated with life as a housewife.
middle class
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Many female teenagers were strongly influenced by the greater freedom of the 'swinging sixties' which encouraged them to...
challenge traditional attitudes and roles.
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Women were now better educated so they could have a professional career. In 1950 there were ... women at university. By 1960, this had reached ....
In 1950 there were 721,000 women at university. By 1960, this had reached 1.3 million.
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Eleanor Roosevelt, ... Roosevelt's wife campaigned for equality for women before the war. During the war she pressed for childcare for working women on the home front.
Franklin D.
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At first people listened to Eleanor Roosevelt because she was Roosevelt's wife but she was so popular that when he died she was urged to run as .... She refused and continued to campaign for women's rights until death in ....
At first people listened to Eleanor Roosevelt because she was Roosevelt's wife but she was so popular that when he died she was urged to run as vice president. She refused and continued to campaign for women's rights until death in 1962.
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Eleanor Roosevelt was asked by President ... to head a commission to investigate the status of women at work.
Kennedy
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The results of Eleanor Roosevelt's commission to investigate the status of women at work were reported in ... and highlighted women's second class status in employment.
1963
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What percentage of company managers were men?
95%
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What percentage of technical workers were men?
85%
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What percentage of doctors were women?
7%
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What percentage of lawyers were women?
4%
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Women only earned what percentage of men's wages who did the same job?
50-60%
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Who wrote the very influential feminist book The Feminine Mystique?
Betty Friedan
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When was The Feminine Mystique published?
1963
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Who set up NOW?
Betty Friedan
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When was NOW set up?
1966
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What does NOW stand for?
the National Organisation for Women
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Members of NOW believed that progress was too slow and that the ... didn't take female issues seriously.
Equal Opportunities Commission
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By the early 1970s, NOW had ... members and had encouraged the formation of other groups such as the National Women's Caucus and the Wome
40,000
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These women's rights groups challenged discrimination in courts and, in a series of cases between 1966 and 1971, secured $... in back pay owed to women who hadn't been paid equal wages to men.
$30 million
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Women who went out to work instead of getting married were...

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treated with great suspicion by the rest of society.

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In the 1950s, increasing numbers of women, especially from ... backgrounds, began to challenge their traditional role and became increasingly frustrated with life as a housewife.

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Many female teenagers were strongly influenced by the greater freedom of the 'swinging sixties' which encouraged them to...

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Women were now better educated so they could have a professional career. In 1950 there were ... women at university. By 1960, this had reached ....

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