The Civil Rights And Women 's Movement Essay

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The idea of peacekeeping and the maintaining of order began centuries ago. However, long ago women were not involved in this. As women did enter within 20th century their role was limited. As time passes, change takes place. During the 60’s and 70’s the Civil Rights and Women’s Movement were key in changing laws. Around this time women were beginning to obtain the same duties as male officers and studies were being done on those in the police force. Many male officers believed women were too emotional and/or incapable of doing an officers duties, as is an excuse for a woman president. However, studies proved different. Even with the studies, and the fact that years have passed, within the 80’s and 90’s there have been lawsuits and files of harassment in San Francisco, New York, Detroit, and Michigan to name a few. If that is not enough women often stuffer defeminization, from male officers that somehow try to neutralize the fact that women are women. Not more than two years ago, I listened to three minority female officers conversing on the difficulties of being a female officer. Though women have been accepted into police force, it has been a very slow and difficult process. What follows is a brief chronology of their struggle to become assimilated into and become an important part NYC’s “finest” – the N.Y.P.D.

The History There is no denying that women have been great leaders in history – from Helen of Troy and Celopatra to Queen Elizabeth and

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