During the 1960’s a woman’s role in society was greatly changed through both social and legal

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During the 1960’s a woman’s role in society was greatly changed through both social and legal means. Women’s rights movements in the United States date back to 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention, but were greatly ignored after women were granted the right to vote in 1920 by the nineteenth amendment. Many reasons contributed to the reemergence of women’s movements but the most prevalent is the end of World War II in 1945. During World War II, more than three million women of all classes of society voluntarily exchanged their aprons and jobs as a house wives and took up real tools in factories. Women working in industrial jobs during World War II affected the mind set of both men and women about the full capabilities of women. People could…show more content…
The commission worked to end job discrimination through legal means. The National Organization for Women (NOW), whose goal it was to give women “equality of opportunity and freedom of choice”, also fought for women’s rights and to get men and women the same job benefits. The EEOC, NOW and organizations like it assured profound change for women by allowing them a legal opportunity to file suit against discriminatory organizations. By the end of the 1960’s women significantly changed their position in society and law and overcame sexism in several ways including breaking into male-dominated fields, moderate and radical thinking, breaking down male power structures and through cultural expressions. Although women experienced profound cultural change during the 1960’s many things including a male dominated society, the classic perception of women and opposition to equal work undermined women’s movements. Since the birth of the United States, men dominated almost every part of society. This did not change much during the 1960’s. Other movements, including the civil rights and anti-war movements, were controlled by men. This represents American’s view of women as being inferior to men. Women were kept behind closed doors during these movements because it was not seen as lady-like to publically protest and fight injustices in society. Men also dominated politics during

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