How did women express their discontent and challenge limitations?

Although women achieved the vote in the 19th amendment, the Equal Rights Amendment did not pass in the 1920s. The efforts at constitutional reform to gain rights in the 1910s and 1920s had nevertheles

Although women achieved the vote in the 19th amendment, the Equal Rights Amendment did not pass in the 1920s. The efforts at constitutional reform to gain rights in the 1910s and 1920s had nevertheless been an era of great progress for women. However, did not mean that women’s rights was on a steady upward trajectory. By the 1950s, society was markedly conservative and it would take yet another movement for women to gain equality. This essay examines the historical context for the women’s rights movement of the 1960s-70s by establishing what limitations women were faced with in prior decades. QUESTIONS (a) How did social expectations in the 1950s-60s about women’s domestic responsibilities and sexual roles limit women? (b) How did women express their discontent and challenge limitations?

 
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