(This is a research paper on the issues women dealt with and fought for in the 1960s. Previewed here is the concluding paragraph.)
The “no middle ground” aspect in women’s lives has been a distressing situation since the earliest of times. The feud between traditional and modern values in society brought women quite a challenge when it came to being themselves. Past progressive feminist movements helped pave the way for new ideals, but the issues women were fighting for in the 1960s like marital equality, a right to birth control, and an end to discrimination as well as sexual harassment in the workplace said otherwise. Their fight proved how women still weren’t on equal terms with men. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which helped protect the rights of minorities such as the freedom to vote, to work, and to use public places included women (Teasley). Therefore, under U.S law, women are technically considered a minority. It’s insulting enough when different races are labeled U.S. minorities, but when women, who make up half of this country’s population are considered a minority, it’s a wonder how this ongoing battle of the sexes hasn’t turned into a full-fledged war.
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