Women's History

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The "Me Too" Movement
helped survivors of sexual violence, low wealth communities, etc. find pathways to healing
Hillary Clinton
first female presidential candidate nominated by a major party, the Democratic Party
Nancy Pelosi
highest-ranking female politician in the history of the United States
Persian Gulf War
war with the largest deployment of women in American history
Class ceiling
unofficially acknowledged barrier to advancement in a profession, especially affecting women and minorities
Sally Ride
first American woman to go into space
Sandra Day O'Connor
first woman to serve on the Supreme Court
Title IX
federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded program/activity
Pink-collar worker
one who is employed in a job that is traditionally considered to be a women's work
responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee
Affirmative Action
an action or policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination; positive discrimination, mixture of diversity
Shirley Chisholm
first black women elected to the U.S. congress
Vietnam War
women took part in support services, they participated as air traffic controllers, intelligence officers, weather monitors, etc. but around 90% served as nurses
Roe v Wade and the birth control pill gave a woman "control"
Gloria Steinem
nationally recognized as a leader and a spokeswoman for the American feminist movement
Freedom Trash Can
feminists threw pieces of patriarchal oppression such as high heels, mops, pans, etc.
The Feminine Mystique
book written by feminist Betty Friedan that described that many house wives and mothers were unhappy with just staying at home
the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes
American activist organization that promotes equal rights for women and wanted to end sex discrimination
Equal Rights Amendment
a proposed amendment to the Constitution designed to guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens
Equal Pay Act
a labor law aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex
Rosie the Riveter
cultural icon of World War II, representing the women who worked in factories and shipyards during the war
19th Amendment
granted women the right to vote in federal elections without restrictions
generation of young western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, etc.
Progressive Era reforms
women became leaders in a range of social and political movements from 1890 through 1920... reformers wanted to end political corruption
World War I
women were barred from voting or serving in military combat roles... some provided support on the front lines as nursers, doctors, translators, etc.
Jeanette Rankin
1st woman in the House of Representatives... making laws for a country that she could not vote for in a federal election
formed by Stanton and Anthony to work for women's suffrage on the federal level
Seneca Falls Convention
first women's rights convention; wrote the Declaration of Sentiments
Civil War
400 women disguised themselves as men and fought in the Union and Confederate armies
Susan B. Anthony
writer, lecturer, and abolitionist who was a leading figure in the women's voting rights movement; most recognized figure
Carrie Chapman Catt
women's suffrage leader who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment
Alice Paul
controversial figure in the last years of the American battle to win the vote for women... founded her own organization, the National Women's Party