L10 & L11 : Second Wave Feminism & Feminist Activism: 1960s & 1970s Equality and Hierarchy: Women’s Experience. Agenda Objective : To understand… The theory, organization, and action of second-wave feminism . The legislative accomplishments of second-wave feminism Schedule :
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L10 & L11 : Second Wave Feminism & Feminist Activism:
1960s & 1970s
Equality and Hierarchy: Womens Experience
to domesticity that the end of World War Two brings.
released a report called,
The Presidential Report on
equal employment opportunity for women, and paid maternity leave
Develop a Feminist Theory
are the primary authority figures, occupying
roles of political power, moral authority,
control over the family, and control over
property. Patriarchy also includes the
oppression of minorities and homosexuals as
part of a broader system designed to
patriarchy will result in liberation for women, men,
minorities, and gays.
and deserve equal rights.
which men and women are socialized, which
supports patriarchy and keeps men in power
men and should be given the same opportunities in
political, economic and social spheres.
equitable between men and women.
Mary Daly taught at BC for 33 years. She retired in 1999 after violating the universitys policy by refusing to allow male students in her advanced womens studies classes. She allowed male students in her introductory class and privately tutored those who wanted to take advance classes.
With Feminist Theory established, leaders in the feminist movement begin raising awareness of womens oppression.
The tool they use to do this is Consciousness-Raising
What is consciousness-raising?
"I think a lot about being attractive," Ann said. "People don't find the real self of a woman attractive." And then she went on to give some examples. And I just sat there listening to her describe all the false ways women have to act: playing dumb, always being agreeable, always being nice, not to mention what we had to do to our bodies, with the clothes and shoes we wore, the diets we had to go through, going blind not wearing glasses, all because men didn't find our real selves, our human freedom, our basic humanity "attractive." And I realized I still could learn a lot about how to understand and describe the particular oppression of women in ways that could reach other women in the way this had just reached me. The whole group was moved as I was, and we decided on the spot that what we needed -- in the words Ann used -- was to "raise our consciousness some more."
Laws Banning Sex Discrimination in Employment
Laws Giving Women More Rights in the Family
hire a pregnant woman because
of her pregnancy,
pregnancy-related conditions for
special procedures to determine
an employee's ability to work.
to perform her job because of her pregnancy, the employer must treat her the same as any other temporarily disabled employee.
Laws Ending Unequal Education