Week 13 Notes
Week 13 Notes History 225
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Date Created: 04/17/16
Discussion Second Wave Feminism o A period of feminist activity that began in the 1960s in the U.S. that spread throughout the Western World and beyond. In the U.S. the movement lasted through the 1980s. o First-wave feminism focused mainly on the suffrage and overturning legal obstacles to gender equality (voting and property rights) o Second-wave feminism broadened the debate: sexuality, family, the workplace, reproductive rights, de facto inequalities, and official legal inequalities. Ladies Home Journal Described domestic home life as happy, but many women did not desire this life The women came across depressed and overburdened Some of the women act like they have accepted that this is the life of a homemaker and that it cannot be changed Sex and the Single Girl Helen Gurley Brown experienced this lifestyle singlehandedly Women don’t have to commit at such a young age Advocates for women to have “control” over the relationship List of “musts” o Own apartment o No baby fat o Highly fashionable o Cooking ability o Smart, but not competitively intelligent against a man o Have many interests o Be sophisticated NOW Wanted full inclusion of women into mainstream society Both men and women have self-respect “Truly equal partnership” Feminist Guerilla Theater Radical Burning feminine products in trashcans 10 points Compared Miss America to 4-H competition I’d Rather be Black than Female First black woman to be elected to Congress Upon reflection she felt that being black was easier than being a woman running for a political position Women are brainwashed into being second class citizens and they don’t even realize it 4/11 Early Civil Rights Movement (Reich, Lecture notes) The Montgomery Bus Boycott o Local struggle coordinated by local activists o Organizers were black women o Working class nature of the movement o “Mass actions defeats mass resistance” Segregation of public areas Rosa Parks Response: White violence o Four churches bombed January 10 , 1957 o MLK Jr. house bombed January 30 , 1956 Resisted and defeated White Citizens Council 4/13 Civil Rights Movement pt. 2 & The March on Washington March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Demands of Freedom o Black Labor challenges unions in the urban North o CORE in Louisiana o SCLC in Birmingham o SNCC in Cambridge o Freedom Vote Demand Equal Rights o “Civil Rights and Full Employment equals Freedom”
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