The Women's Movements

            Before the women's movements in the United States, women who were treated unfairly and not.

             given any equal rights as men had suffered great tragedy. There tragedy was the way the society.

             had treated them cruelly such as 1women once only had the option of teaching, and nursing, as.

             career opportunities. Women would usually have the role of staying home and taking care of.

             children and the home. Now after the first and second waves of the women's movements, women.

             now are treated with great respect and given independent freedom. And carry a great deal of.


             5Women's Movements are group efforts, chiefly by women, that seek to improve.

             women's lives or the lives of others. Probably the best known women's movements are those that.

             have engaged in political efforts to change the roles and the status of women in society. A.

             women's traditional role throughout history was wife or mother dominated, and most women's.

             lives have been centered around their household. 2Women's Movements usually concentrate.

             primarily on equal rights, freedom, and greater social, economic and political involvement for.

             women. In history, there have been two major women's movements, the first wave was.

             concentrated on gaining voting rights for women. 9On August 26,1920, the nineteenth.

             amendment was added on to the amendments of the Constitution of the United States of.

             America. This amendment stated that women now have the right to vote. During the second.

             wave of the women's movement, there had been many organizations setup to help women unite,.

             such as the Women's Equity Action League (WEAL), the Women's Trade Union League.

             (WTUL), the National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA), the National.

             Organization for Women (NOW), the National Women's Party, the National Women's Political.

             Caucus (NWPC), and many more.2The second wave, which emerged in the 1960's, was.

             concentrated mainly on political and social changes in many areas of the world.

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