Gender Movements and General History of the 1960s

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The most common phrase that was used at that time was "personal is political". This phrase was widely used by social movements of that time including the Women Liberation Movement. The input of women in social movements like Civil Rights Movement, the movement against the War in Vietnam, and myriad student movements was enormous despite the fact that they were not trusted with leadership positions. At formative stages, these movements called for more student rights and decision making power in college. They also agitated for end of Vietnam War, a war that was unpopular with many Americans. They also wanted the black population to be allowed to vote. These movements other than being thought of as fighting for personal issues also fought for political emancipation as they also clamored for social justice in the society (Mandle, n.d.).
The 1960 America was characterized with anti-war and anti-government sentiments. Unfortunately, this is a period in history when America lost some of its greatest leaders to assassins' bullets. Talk of J.F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy. Conspiracy theorists have found it convenient to link the assassinations of both Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King to suspicions about John F. Kennedy's murder. Because the government of the day did not come clear about what could have been the motivation behind JFK's murder, this…