Women's Rights For Women In The Late 1950s And 60s

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as they did not gain or keep the access to the professionals nor did they come close to earning equal pay for the same type of work if they continued to hold their jobs after the men returned. Because of the frustrations held by these women, it the led to the start of feminist movements. The late 1950s and 60s became years of change for women with people becoming more vocal about equal rights for women. This led to President Kennedy, in 1961, establishing the Commission on the Status of Women which examined issues relating to women because of the growing interest in women’s rights (Sink). Numerous laws and Acts were passed that involved women’s rights and though the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was newly established, it became clear
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