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Equal Rights Amendment



Designed to guarantee equal rights to women. Era originally written by Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman was introduced to congress for the first time in 1923

Protective Legislation

Protective laws were enacted to protect women from certain hazards or difficulties of paid work

It Girl

Silent film. Clara Bow starred, she was an iconic image

Screwball Comedy

Male and Female roles are equal. Fast paced dialogue, witty. Ex: Bringing up Baby, I love lucy

Frances Perkins



US secretary of labor, longest serving that position and the first woman appointed to the us cabinet.

Mother's Little Helper

Tranquilizers given to help with penis envy, given as a sedative to "help" them relax to cope

The New Look (1947)

Introduced by Christian Dior in 1947, Harpers Bazaar magazine coined the term "The New Look". New woman's fashion

Femme Fatale

An attractive and seductive woman, especially one who will ultimately bring disaster to a man who becomes involved with her

Betty Friedan

Journalist who wrote "The Feminine Mystique" in 1963, critic of psychology, sexist culture, employment, and domestic duties

Equal Pay Act (1963)

Made illegal different rates of pay for men and woman who did equal work. Made by Edith Green

Poison Pill Amendment

An amendment to a legislative bill that considerably weakens the bill's intended effect, or ruins the bill's chances of passing.

Equal employment Opportunity Commission EEOC

A federal law enforcement agency that enforces laws against workplace discrimination.

National Organization For Women (NOW)

An American feminist organization founded in 1966. The organization consists of 550 chapters in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Woman's Liberation Movement

A loose alliance of women and feminist thinking that emerged in the United States and other developed countries during the late 1960s and persisted throughout the 1970s.

The Personal Is Political

A slogan. if a woman is sexually harassed it is not a personal problem

Consciousness Raising Groups

Groups of women formed informally where women talked about problems they were facing

The Dinner Party

An installation artwork by feminist artist Judy Chicago. Widely regarded as the first epic feminist artwork, it functions as a symbolic history of women in Western civilization

Thomas-Hill Hearings

Man accused of sexual harassment during supreme court election

Year of the Woman

1992 declared year of the woman after a number of female senators were elected to the US

Gender as a Social Construction

Gender roles created by society