Role Of Women In The 1960s

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Women’s Liberation

For women to achieve equality in society means the removal of sexism in all areas and more specifically in the legal system, and in all social aspects. There must be a change in the way people view and treat women and their bodies in media, arts, religion and education. This change occurred, through the women’s liberation of the 1960s. Women were able to achieve work right justice such as equal pay for the work they performed. Another step taken was the right a woman had towards her own body in respects to health and productivity. Other areas of interests to eliminate gender differences took place in the arts, media, and education. The women’s liberation act greatly changed the view of women as well as their rights in regards of legal issues in the 1960s. One of the primary concerns of the women 's movement has been the securing of appropriate rewards for work performed by women. In 1963 the Equal Pay Act was passed, this act was enforced to “prohibit discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce.”1 Women began working however they did not get the same pay as the male workers and this demonstrated inequality of genders. Feminist saw this as injustice and this was only one issue out of the many. The act passed in 1963 ensured that regardless of sex the worker will get paid the same amount for the task completed and this law still holds till this date. Out the concern
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