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Women’s Endurance in the 1960’s

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What was the USA like for all of those women, who wanted the right to do what men do before the Women’s Rights Movement? And what was it like after the movement? Women’s Rights Movement” is about “the self-conscious desire to achieve sexual equality” (Foner). The movement began in the 1960’s (Foner). Some of the leaders are Betty Friedan and John F. Kennedy (Foner). Lucy Stone and Sojourner Truth (Gelletey 40-41) are the other leaders who enlivened the movement. The followers are educated middle and upper-class women (Foner). The movement’s purpose was to grant women equal rights as men are given; such as getting paid the same amount as men doing the same job, equal respect in the family, and equal rights to work as men do. The literary piece “Why I Want A Wife” by Judy Brady is an article in a feminist magazine called Ms. The themes for this article are endurance and expectation for women in the 1960’s. The “Women’s Rights Movement’s” endurance is discussed by the article “Why I Want a Wife” by Judy Brady where the “Wife” is describe as the one enduring all the work in the house and at the same time going to work while the “husband” goes to school.
The ”Women Rights Movement” provided an opportunity for those who wanted sexual equality and equal rights to fight for it. The literary piece ”Why I Want A Wife” is about the “Wife” description as the one enduring all the work in the house, and at the same time going to work while the “husband” goes to school. The themes are endurance and expectation for women in the 1960’s. The following passage is from this literary piece, “My wife must arrange to lose time at work and not lose the job. It may mean a small cut in my wife’s income from time to time, but I guess I can tol...

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...was successful, and it came from the suffrage movement. The movement had an impact on today’s society because it changed the men’s thoughts have changed from arrogance to respect for this wives and women.

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