The Second Wave Of Feminism

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During the late 1960s and 1970s, in what is considered the “Second Wave of Feminism’, the fight for Women's Equality was seen by most as a secondary concern to racial equality. This led the Women's Movement to combine the fight for racial equality with gender equality, seeking to bring a more diverse group of women together to achieve the goals of the movement. Whether this approach led to accomplishing these goals is questionable. The Women's Movement struggled due to the very diversity it sought to capitalize on, as evidenced by its lack of consistent objectives, continued division among its members, and the varying approaches to obtaining equality.
Women were at the forefront of racial equality at the end of the Civil War, moving in large numbers from the Northern States to the Southern States. Their purpose was to educate previous slaves, help them with their integration into society, and bring attention to continuing racial disparities. Women were fierce advocates for the right of African-Americans, as well as they're own right, to vote. The 14th Amendment passed by Congress on February 25, 1869, gave African-Americans the vote but the wording was specific to "men". Which was met with criticism by women who saw this as targeted exclusion (Trowbridge, 2017). The “First Wave of Feminism” worked for voting rights, and the expansion of property rights for women. Widespread property rights legislation was obtained by 1900, with the right to vote finally obtained in

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