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Trading Places: The 1960s and 1970s

Nancy Woloch

in A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691002590
eISBN:
9781400866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691002590.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the rise of feminism in the 1960s and the downfall of single-sex protective laws. Protection's downfall rested not on the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC), but ... More


The Dream Is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith

Sarah Azaransky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199744817
eISBN:
9780199897308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744817.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Pauli Murray (1910–85) was a poet, lawyer, activist, and priest, as well as a significant figure in the civil rights and women's movements. Throughout her careers and activism, Murray espoused faith ... More


Black Power May Be the Only Hope America Has: Black Power, Feminism, and the New Left, 1966–1967

Sherie M. Randolph

in Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Flo Kennedy’s organizing in the Black Power Conference, the National Conference for New Politics and the National Organization for Women and establishes Kennedy’s significance ... More


Low-Key Feminism as a Strategy

Erin M. Kempker

in Big Sister: Feminism, Conservatism, and Conspiracy in the Heartland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252041976
eISBN:
9780252050701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041976.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 4 focuses on how Hoosier feminists adapted feminism to the particular political environment of Indiana, specifically we examine feminists’ decision to forward a “low key” image to achieve ... More


The Violence Against Women Act and Ambivalent Alliances

Nancy Whittier

in Frenemies: Feminists, Conservatives, and Sexual Violence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190235994
eISBN:
9780190236038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190235994.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 4 examines the Violence Against Women Act and the ambivalent alliance that led to it. The chapter shows the influence of feminist organizations on the legislation and traces how support from ... More


Women’s Movements in 1968 and beyond

Anne M. Valk

in Reframing 1968: American Politics, Protest and Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748698936
eISBN:
9781474445160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698936.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the formation and achievements of feminist organizations in the late 1960s and beyond, including the National Organization for Women and emerging local women’s liberation ... More


Sustaining Feminist Progressivism

Elisabeth Israels Perry

in After the Vote: Feminist Politics in La Guardia's New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199341849
eISBN:
9780190948542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199341849.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

During the 1920s and 1930s, New York City’s civic women activists expended the most energy and passion over three campaigns: winning state acceptance of federal funds for improving the health of ... More


A Different Kind of Welfare State: California’s Child Care Coalition in the Age of Protest, 1966–71

Natalie M. Fousekis

in Demanding Child Care: Women's Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940-1971

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036255
eISBN:
9780252093241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036255.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter looks at the new voices that began speaking for child care, both in California and across the nation: black mothers in the welfare rights movement and white middle-class women in the ... More


Absorbed Her Wisdom and Her Wit: Creating the Women’s Liberation Movement, 1967–1968

Sherie M. Randolph

in Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Flo Kennedy’s crucial leadership role within the nascent feminist movement. The New York City chapter of NOW, which was the largest and most active in the organization, included ... More


After Suffrage Comes Equal Rights?: ERA as the Next Logical Step

Tracey Jean Boisseau and Tracy A. Thomas

in 100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment: An Appraisal of Women's Political Activism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190265144
eISBN:
9780190265175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265144.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

A politicized culture and century-long debate over women’s nature and role may turn out to be the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)’s principal contribution to American feminism. Despite perceptions that ... More


Lonely Messengers? The Ubiquity of Chaos Rhetoric 1

Leslie Dorrough Smith

in Righteous Rhetoric: Sex, Speech, and the Politics of Concerned Women for America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199337507
eISBN:
9780199366415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337507.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter represents a departure from other scholarship on the Christian Right in its claim that there is very little that is unique about the movement, either politically or theologically. By ... More


Making a Spectacle of the Movement: The August 26, 1970, Women’s Strike for Equality

Bonnie J. Dow

in Watching Women's Liberation, 1970: Feminism's Pivotal Year on the Network News

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038563
eISBN:
9780252096488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038563.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the Women's Strike for Equality on August 26, 1970. By this time, women's liberation seemed poised for its triumphal moment in the media spotlight. The House of ... More


Flight Attendants and Queer Civil Rights

Phil Tiemeyer

in Plane Queer: "Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274761
eISBN:
9780520955301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274761.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 4 examines how plaintiff Celio Diaz successfully used Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to reverse the airlines’ female-only hiring practices. Diaz’s legacy affirms that queer Americans ... More


To Each Her Own: Race and Class in Gendered Coalitions

Rose Ernst

in The Price of Progressive Politics: The Welfare Rights Movement in an Era of Colorblind Racism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722480
eISBN:
9780814722749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722480.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides an overview of the initial development of social movement frames around women, work, and independence, examining how the “women's movement” in the 1960s may have inadvertently ... More


“Betty Friedan versus the Third World”

Jocelyn Olcott

in International Women's Year: The Greatest Consciousness-Raising Event in History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780195327687
eISBN:
9780199344833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195327687.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter centers on US feminists’ objections to the fact that a man, Mexican Attorney General Pedro Ojeda Paullada, presided over the IWY intergovernmental conference. Those more familiar with UN ... More


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