Women's Rights Movement: Breaking Down Barriers For Women

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The Women 's Rights Movement influenced this current generation of females so that women would not have to experience gender discrimination, but have the same and equal privileges as men. Throughout many years, numerous women battled and suffered through discrimination against being a woman in the workplace, legalization to obtain birth-control without having to be married, inequality based on sex, the rights to abortion, and educational opportunities (“Women 's Rights Timeline”). Being a woman should not be the reason why they felt to faced prejudice and unfairness. In an article titled, ”The 1960s-70s American Feminist Movement: Breaking Down Barriers For Women” the author states that, “...the world of American Women was limited in almost every respect, from family life to workplace” (“The 1960s-70s American Feminist Movement: Breaking Down Barriers For Women”). In the current civilization as compared to the past where women did not receive equal pay for equal work, the right to vote, and other privileges that men were given the prospect to. In today 's culture, women finally achieve their goals as their “voice 's …show more content…
People are taking a stand and doing something about women 's rights. Friedan states, “Women 's voices are finally being heard aloud, saying it is about the question of abortion both in its most basic sense of morality and in its new political sense as part of the unfinished revolution of sexual equality” (Friedan). Women being able to terminate their pregnancy is a controversy that is still being debated. That is why the speech is still being talked about. Friedan claims her “...book ignited a wave of controversy and catapulted the forty-two-year-old mother of three to the center of the civil rights movement” (Friedan). Since this speech concerns about mothers and women, they are their own audience. Women were being discriminated when the speech was

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