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Life before and until 1930s


At this time some women have jobs, are fighting for equal pay, and for the first time a woman is in the presidential cabinet. The girl scouts and the beginnings of feminist publications can be seen. However, not many women are working or going to change the rights of women, instead a few are voicing the concerns of many. Yet many women are seen instigating divorce and completing at least a high school education.

Snow White


A large population of women work.


In response to the loss of a large working force to war, the government and industry encourage and call for female workers. Approximately 7 million women join the workforce, of which four-hundred thousand joined army.

Women begin loose jobs.


Women began to loose their jobs due to the returning service men, although according to surveys 80% of women wanted to remain working.



Simone de Beauvoir's Second Sex.


This is the fundamental work sparking the feminist movement back into full action. The book uses both natural and human sciences as a way to explore the history of feminine treatment and the reasons that women should, in fact, be considered equals.

Life in the 1950s

1951 - 1960

Women at this time are being pressed into an ongoing campaign over women's placement back home as wives and mothers. In 1955 women were told at a lecture in Smith's College that they should focus on being politically active from the household. Furthermore in 1956 Life Magazine posted an article with interviews from five male psychiatrists stating that "female ambition" is the main reason that boys become homosexual, men are emotionally upset, and women find themselves mentally ill.

Sleeping Beauty


Life in the 1960s

1960 - 1970

Women continued to work on stopping segregation of sexes. However, at one point Eleanor Flexner explains how women were beginning to understand the African-Americans of the time period; White and black women also came together to realize that women no matter the race were typically excluded from the policy-making jobs and meetings that men held.

In 1966, though, women began protesting against the sex segregation of wanted ads; in 1967 they demanded federally funded childcare centers and the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced. These women then continued in the following years to address the legalization of abortion, lesbian and gay rights, and to set up (in protest to Miss America) a "freedom trashcan" in which they disposed of all materials which were symbolistic of female oppression.

Furthermore, throughout the 1960s women worked towards equal pay. However while the pay for women was not raised by much, white women and non-white women became extremely close in wage amounts.

Furthermore, throughout the 1960s women worked towards equal pay. However while the pay for women was not raised by much, white women and non-white women became extremely close in wage amounts.

Life in the 1970s

1970 - 1980

In 1970 a feminist association charged into a CBS meeting demanding a change the portrayal of women in media. In 1971 a conference was held in order to ensure the lifting of restrictions against contraceptives, the repeal of abortion laws, and took a stand against forced sterilization. However, in this same conference the movements to support freedom in sexual expression was turned down causing a divide between feminist groups.

In 1973 the first battered woman's help facility opens and the woman's right to abortion is established.

In 1974 hundreds of colleges began offering women's studies courses. Which lead to the first time that there were more women in college than men in 1978.

Life in the 1980s

1980 - 1990

President Carter proclaims the first ever "Woman's Day" and the first woman ever is appointed to Supreme Court.

An explosion of feminist philosophy occurred as 718 texts were added to the Philosopher's Index.

The Little Mermaid


Beauty and the Beast