The Feminist Movement in the 20th Century

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As noted by scholars such as Robinson (2001), the feminist movement of the 20th century was motivated by social and political movement in the United States; the purpose of the movement was to establish women equality. This movement was a success as it transformed the women lives and was able to exert profound impact on the American society. The first two decades had marked emergence of women groups that aimed to attain women suffrage, pushing for constitutional amendments for women to be guaranteed the right to vote in the 1920. This was not the only agenda the women movement advocated for, women again banded together to push for formulation for Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). However, this was not approved in the 1970s. Consequently, the women used this as a rallying point for those diverse women group and brought the attention to the feminist cause. The period of World War I and II, which was between 1917 and 1960 marked subsequent economic boom, this brought women into workplaces. However, the main aim was for the women to supplement labor force which was inadequate during the war (Robinson, 2001). Subsequently, women could help in maintaining higher standards enjoyed by the middle class families. As a result, women formed groups becoming increasingly aware of their unequal economic, as well as, social status. According to Robinson (2001), in the early 1960s, the momentum had gathered for the feminist movement, and this was aided by the new-antiracist legislation. In
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