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S: Womens Rights

FC: A Look at Womens Rights | By Kayla Minor

1: My dearest granddaughter, Today marks the 50th year of the Women's Rights Movement. The movement made strides that has given you the freedoms that you have today. Over the years, women have scratched and clawed their way up the food chain to fight for their rights. It has not been easy, there has been plenty of opposition that has prevented women from fulfilling the all the goals of the Women's rights movement. That opposition is growing ever stronger as the movement's progress has come to a screeching halt. Once upon a time, when grandmother was a little girl, my grandmother gave me a lovely scrapbook articling the aspects of the Women's Rights Movement. Looking at this book inspired me to fight for the rights that I was denied and I vowed when I became a grandmother I would follow in the steps of my grandmother and do the same for my granddaughter. So behind this letter lies the history of the Women's Rights Movement from 1945-1995. Take a look at this book and the women who made a difference. You don't have to follow in my foot steps , the choice is yours alone to decide. But I hope that this book will light a fire of justice as my grandmother did for me. Love , Grandmother Kay

2: Peters ,Julie / Women's Rights, Human Rights, International Feminist Perspective " Offers abundant information and significant analysis to our understanding of this dynamic struggle for women's human rights" Eleanor Flexner and Ellen Fitzpatrick/ Century of Struggle: The Women's Right Movement of the United States Talks about one of the great social movements in history. Gives insight into the radical challenges that came with the Womens Rights Movement.

3: Fuller, Paul/ Laura Clay and the Women's Rights Movement Fuller traces this remarkable woman's, Laura Clay, career starting from her days in Kentucky | Evan, Sara M/ Personal Politics: The Roots of Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement& the New Left The book accounts the Women's Rights Movement and the movements that came from it. Oneal, Zibby/ A Long Way to Go: A Story of Women's Right to Vote "The latter days of women's suffrage movement in the US are explained in this chapter book"

4: Men in charge learn to deal with women

5: Businesswomen Militant | No Shortcuts for Women

6: Now is the largest organization that fights for womens rights. Their goals mainly stem from the need for equality for women. Their strategy for their success comes from protesting, fund raising and spreading the word about their cause. The primary success of NOW was their win against the Sears Company. | Goals of NOW Eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, courts, and school Secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for women End all forms of violence against women Eradicate racism sexism and homophobia Promote equality and justice in all society

7: Roe | Wade | VS | The Roe vs Wade case was a landmark case the changed the rules of abortion.The court ruled in the favor of Roe and changed the law saying that a woman can get an abortion which will be determined by her trimester. And denying her the right to get an abortion without reason of rape or incest is unconstitutional.

8: This case was a landmark case that contested the Constitutions right to privacy. It changed the law of the banning of contraceptive for women. It was decided by the Supreme court in a 7-2 vote that the ban was unconstitutional on the condition of "the right to marital privacy" | Griswald vs Connecticut

9: Minor vs Happerset | This case contested the ban on women to vote in Missouri. Minor, a women's suffrage leader, said that this ban violated the 14th amendment. The Supreme court ruled in her favor but only for that state. It began the movement for women's right to vote.

10: The anti feminist groups oppose a liberated female. They feel that a woman's place is in the kitchen with a sole devotion to her husband. Their views on feminism have some very good points that show that a nuclear family is best for America. The primary anti feminist group is the Eagle forum who is lead by Phyliss Schlafly. This group was the primary force that led to the main anti feminist success -- the unsuccessful passing of the ERA. | Anti feminist Stances: -Increase in divorce and family breakdown -Increase of crime, teenage pregnancy, and drug abuse in single parent homes -Puts pressure on traditional housewives

12: Whatever women do they must do twice as better to be thought as half as good. Luckily this is not difficult. ~Charlotte Whitton | A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.~ Oscar Wilde | It's only rarely that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman. Alexandre Dumas

13: Big Frst For Women | First Female Astronaut Sally Ride | First Female Appointed to the Supreme Court Sandra O'Day Connor | First Female Pilot Jacqueline Cochran

14: 1969- No-fault divorce law passed gives women the right to divorce for no reason 1972- Title IX Amendment passed. First law to offer equality among sports. 1994- Violence against Women Act is passed | Big First for Women: Laws

15: First Woman to Perform at the NewYork Metropolitan Opera House Sara Cadwell | First African American Congresswoman Shirley Chisolm | First woman to be elected by a major party Marget Chase Smith | 1978 First time more women were going to college that men!!!

16: Major Problems Facing Women Now | Sex Symbols: Women are taken less seriously and are pressured to stay beautiful. | More women have abandoned the nuclear family and are single parents. Fathers have abandoned the parenting role

17: Job Competition: Women have to compete harder for better jobs. | Less Money" Women are making less money than the men who do the same work as them | Domestic Violence: An increase of domestic violence has occurred.

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