Women fight for equality

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Women fight for equality

Summary:Women had gained the right to vote in the 1920s and during the world war they took over many of the mens jobs while the men went out to fight. When the men came back many of the women were forced to give up their jobs. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s women were fighting to be viewed equal to men and not benieth them. Women protested for equal wages and equality when picking who to lay off. They formed organizations to protest these issues and many more, and they were eventually successful with getting equal wages and more fairness and equality in general.

Women fight for equality

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Questions:1) Give an example something women fought for in the 1960s?2) What happened to the women at work when the war ended?3) Will women be successful in gaining equality?4) What is Rosa Parks famous for?5) Which women had a big infuluence on getting women equal pay?


Important People:1. Betty Friedan: an American writer, activist, and feminist. A leading figure in the women's movement in the United States 2.Rosa Parks: helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States.3.Billie Jean King- Professional tennis player who battled for womens equal pay4. Gloria Steinem- Journalist, political activist, and supporter of womens liberation movement.5. Phyllis Schlafly- Leader of the Parade of horribles that lead to the drafting of women and women having more providing roles when it comes to their family.


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