~Women's Rights Timeline~
by Alyssa Exler
NSL B, period 3
Women’s rights have always been a big issue in the United States. But starting around the time period of 1960, the movement became more liberal as women actually did gain more rights than ever before. This movement is still active, but if you look back from 1960, all the advancements are apparent over these past 40 years.
I think that there have been some extreme advancements and some people that were very important to this movement. I personally, support Women's Rights in a non-sexist way. I believe that women should be given equal rights as men, not that women should be bashing men only on account that they are male. I believe that these events that I picked demonstrate my beliefs, and who knows where we would be in this society if these events hadn't occurred.
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1961~ President John F. Kennedy establishes the President's Commission on the Status of Women
1963~ Betty Friedman publishes The Feminine Mystique
1963 ~ Congress passes the Equal Pay Act
1966~ National Organization for Women is Established
1968~ Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) is first Black woman elected to the US Congress
1975~ The first women's bank opens
1981~ National Women's History Week is declared
1984~ Geraldine Ferraro is the first woman vice-presidential candidate of a major political party
1986 The Supreme Court declares sexual harassment is a form of illegal job discrimination
1997~ Equal Numbers in College Programs