Discrimination In The Liberation Movement

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For many centuries, the main purpose of gender was procreation. Women’s role was exclusively a homemaker while other kinds of contact with the outside world took on the man. This, of course, gave men the right to treat women below themselves in regards to societal status. But with our time, technological progress, scientific discoveries and feminism, situation has changed dramatically. A woman in today 's society has a very different status. They now have freedom that somehow disables the word, sexism. Women’s History proved that the "weaker sex" is able to take on the challenges and difficulties that were usually considered for privileged men. Women sought for their social independence for many years. (Change in syntax) Now we have become …show more content…
In this demonstration women protested against the pageant because it showed how all women were hurt by unrealistic beauty expectations. In other words, this protest was significant for the stereotype (explain which stereotype) that was inadvertently created. This was one of the most prominent displays of the feminist backlash against cosmetics and attracted more women to the women’s liberation movement. While these women were fighting against make-up. The liberation movement is the provision of equal rights to women in social, work and family life. Notably, the Liberation Movement provided with equal pay. In other words, demonstrations closed the pay gap. In fact, according to the U.S. Women 's Bureau and NCPE (National Committee on Pay Equity - The National Committee for a fair wage), a record level, the gap reached in 1973, when women earned on average 56.6% of the earnings of men doing the same job. It was the year of the decade in 1963 adopted a law on equal pay (Equal Pay Act), proclaimed the illegality of actions of employers who paid unequal wages to men and women holding a post and perform the same job. ("The women’s liberation movement" Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women 's Studies Resources, Nyland). “In 1963, the comparable figure was 58%” ("The women’s liberation movement" Feminist …show more content…
So, the draft law on equal rights of women, which was to become the twenty-seventh amendment to the US Constitution. In March 1972, Congress proposed to the States in accordance with Article V of the Constitution of the United States to ratify the amendment, which read, (add quotes) “Neither the United States, no state can deny or restrict by law the equality of rights on grounds of sex.” The amendment, however, did not quite get the necessary three-fourths of the states with the ratification by the legislatures of the states in a timely manner, and therefore was not accepted. Women organized protests to the states where the Equal Rights Amendment resisted to ratify. One of the biggest protests was in Illinois where thousands of women demanded Illinois to ratify the Amendment but the state continued to resist. Women were stubborn that they started to organize more marches throughout the decade and caused equal rights amendment to be part of the constitution. If women did not demand the states to ratify the amendment, then women would not have equal rights. Women tried to make a better place for descendants and in fact they achieved ("Thousand march for equal rights."

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