Feminism During The Women's Movement

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Register to read the introduction… However, as women’s roles were being questioned by feminists who were not associated with pre-War women’s groups, like Betty Friedan, a spark was ignited. These women questioned every aspect of society, including the legal system and society’s attitudes toward them, but most importantly they demanded that something be done. The demands these women made became the fire that fuelled further activism in the 1960’s, which led directly to the 1970’s Women’s Movement.

The fact is that World War II brought about one absolutely crucial change in the public consciousness about the role of women. That is that in addition to providing for the family, a woman is truly capable of anything. What took place during World War II may have been more “a temporary response to a great national emergency than a fundamental change of status for working women”, however its lasting effects are still being felt
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