Jonathan Bain. Mr. Davis. U.S History . Apr. 30, 2017.
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Writing Assignment 2: Women’s right movement
In this assignment I will evaluate and consider the arguments of the women’s right movement in the 1960’s and 1970’s by critically analyzing the differences and similarities between the liberal and radical feminists, the Equal Rights Act, similarities and differences between those who supported and opposed the Equal Rights Act, working class women who opposed and also surged the feminist movement, different key events such as the National Organization of Women that influenced the development of a women’s right movement, and the long range consequences of the modern women’s right movement. Firstly, World War II, the Equal Pay Act, The Feminine…show more content… One of the repercussions that the NOW had fought for were the Equal Rights Act and Title VII that was included in the Civil Rights Act. The Equal Rights Act was signed in 1963 and was the first federal law against sex-discrimination. Title VII prohibited discrimination in the workforce based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. These two important pieces of documents were the most significant laws for women equality. Furthermore, how did the goals of liberal and radical feminists differ? How did the two viewpoints complement one another? Liberal feminists wanted sexual equality through their actions and choices. They wanted have the same opportunities as men had. Radical feminists wanted to reorder the way society worked. They wanted to eliminate male supremacy in social and economic lifestyles. They both had different ideas on how to challenge sex-discrimination. Liberals wanted to be equal to the male sex while radicals sought to completely eliminate gender roles. They both are strategically different in ideas and beliefs, but both of these two groups aimed for the same objective. This objective is to eliminate sex-discrimination and to give women a better chance or opportunity in society also economically. Additionally, in what ways were women who supported the ERA and women who opposed