The Women's Liberation Movement

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Without the Women’s Liberation Movement women wouldn’t have received changes in laws primarily regarding employment impacting on them moving forward in terms of equal opportunities. However there is still a there is still process to be made concerning employment and social roles for women to have equal rights as men. The Women’s Liberation Movement started in the 60’s during the second wave of feminism. Even though the 70’s were a time of change, both Australia and the United States saw women remaining in low status roles and staying primarily in the domestic sphere. The 90’s however saw a dramatic change in the amount of women employed and working more so in the domestic sphere.

The second wave of feminism began in the 60’s worldwide. This wave of feminism primarily worked towards bringing equality into the workplace as well as into education systems. It was also the wave in which women started fighting for reproductive and sexual rights (Seibert, A and Roslaniec, D, 1998). In Australia, the Whitlam Government was specifically working on furthering women’s rights and equality in wages. However, stereotypical gender roles restricted women into continuing to work low status jobs. Whether that was as a child bearer or a housewife it was low status nonetheless. The Whitlam Government attempted to further Women’s rights in 1972 by making a law…
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