1960s Feminist Analysis

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The feminist movement of the 1960s, or the "belief in the social, political, and economical equality of the sexes," did not significantly improve women 's status in American Society (Dicker 4). To this day, women still are not equally paid compared to men for doing the same exact jobs. Women are judged and criticized based on their personal choices, like how they take care of themselves and their appearance. This can lead to diseases like bulimia and anorexia which threatens the lives women every year. Even though women 's status in society has slowing been improving, it is not enough to call it significant, and therefore did not work fully. To this day, women are still not paid the same amount as men for the same jobs. Over the years, women have been trying to improve the wage gap, and have done so semi-successfully. Even though it has been semi-successful, there is still a huge wage gap, so there is still a problem. Between 1950 and 1960, a woman was paid 59 to 64 cents to every man 's dollar, and women were making, on average, more than 40 percent less than their male counterparts in the same job. (Wiehl 17). In 2007, women earned 73 cents to every man 's dollar. 47 years have gone by and the wage gap has only improved by 14 cents, or half a penny a year. From the 2007 …show more content…
Women are not paid the same amount as men for the same jobs all across the world, and women are judged and criticized based on their personal life choices and body image which can lead to diseases like anorexia, bulimia, and many more. Feminism is the "belief in the social, political, and economical equality of the sexes," but people associate it with women trying to be better than men (Dicker 4). This is not true, feminism is meant to fix problems like the wage gap and body image. Until these are fixed, feminism has not fixed the American Society 's views on the women vs men

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