Women In The 1960s And 1970s

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The attitudes and perceptions of women change in the 1960s and 1970s because of the Women’s Movement. During this time, the racial civil rights movement was in motion and succeeding and women believed that they too needed to have full equality. For example, women believed that they should be getting their own wages and so many joined the workforce. They realized that they were being discriminated during hiring because businesses would specifically ask for male or female employees and the women would be paid way less. People believed that women were meant to be mothers, not workers. Women believed they could do both. President Kennedy and Eleanor Roosevelt arranged the 1964 Civil Rights Act that prohibited discrimination based on the genders
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