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imputh asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 1 decade ago

What has the feminist movement achieved in modern times (1970-present)?

I am teaching the class about the feminist movement and women's rights in general. What have they achieved in the modern era? please include anything political (such as affirmative action).

where could I search for such info.


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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    It has achieved a dual-working parent society.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes females have more "rights", and are able to occupy jobs which once were taboo, but not all has changed. I have listened to some people of voting age who said to me that they would not vote for Hillary "because she is a woman". These were predominately women! It is also true that many mothers in this age and time still raise their children to discriminate against females. That doesn't make any sense to me! I discriminate too, against bad character.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Anti-Sexual Harassment laws.

    Family Leave Act (when you have a baby, or when a family member needs care, you can take unpaid leave, and your job will be there when you return -- I used this when my mother had a bypass).

    In the 70's, the police routinely ignored domestic violence. There was an infamous case of a woman who had a restraining order against her ex, who had hurt and threatended her repeatedly.

    When he showed up, and she called, they took their time, and he stomped her nearly to death, resulting in life-long, severe disability (including paralysis).

    She fought to force police to finally take "family disputes" that had serious threat inolved, seriously.

    Mostly, the effects have been social, and psychological, rather than legal.

    Women have flooded into fields they'd been largely excluded from before: science, medicine, academia, and law among them.

    And, though still relatively rare, it's no longer assumed that it's the mother who stays home to care for babies and young children. (A former co-worker of mine fought in court for his job to be available to him, after he took leave to care for his son, while his wife earned the money.)

    In general, the notion that women are not some strange, lesser species, has taken hold among most people.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Affirmative Action and quotas for women

    Violence Against Women Act law

    Women have full reproductive rights

    Lower physical requirement for women in the military and police force.

    Women Business Ownership Assistance program

    Women only scholarship

    To name a few

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  • 1 decade ago

    Guns answer plus

    divorce is much more prevalent


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  • 1 decade ago

    you tell me..theres currently a woman running for president..and 30 years ago the only thing a woman could run for is worlds best housemaid

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