The feminist movement, also known as the Woman’s Liberal Movement was an effort trying to change the way society sees gender equality. Growing up in the 1950s- 1960s people were getting married earlier than ever. It would never be questioned whether a person was going to marry but instead when and who. Raising a family was not questioned either, and couples started families right after they had married. In the South many white families consisted of a successful husband who works full time and a wife who manages the up keepings of the house also known as the “homemaker”. This was considered a traditional white family in the South. However, not all women wanted to live this lifestyle that many men and few women implemented. Many women wanted to be seen as equal giving both genders the same working rights. Society believed it was a woman’s responsibility to stay at home and complete chores such as laundry, washing dishes, cleaning house, and taking care of the children while their husband works. During the 1950- 1960s in the South, society including many men and some women believed it was against societal norms for women to work. This created difficulties for women when trying to find jobs, because society believed women did not belong in the workforce, instead they belonged at home raising their families, and because society influenced this business became biases towards women working. Society had such a large impact on what people believed causing complications for women when trying to find jobs.
The majority of men and some women were influenced to believe the workforce was not a place where women belonged. Instead, men believed that a women’s way of working should be staying home and being the homemaker. This selection of men ...
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