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Women Movement of 1960s

Women Movement of 1960s
In this paper I am going to discuss how my own life would be different if one specific event of the 1960s had never occurred. I also would like to discuss how this event influenced my course of study and my choice of career path and how different my life would be if this event had never taken place. The event I am speaking of is The Women’s Movement if the 10960’s.
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Since the rise of dawn women have been treated as second class citizens and unequal to men. They were not given equal rights regarding their education, health, career and other aspects of their lives. In many civilizations women are treated as slaves and men considered them their property. From the beginning of History women are considered to be inferior to men. Even scholars, learned men and socialists of the early age called women as the greatest source of temptation and evil. Women were treated second-rated not only by the social norms, but also by the religion. Many religions of the world considered women as a species to gratify male hunger and produce his offspring. Civilizations were of the views that as women are physically weaker than men in the same way they have weaker mental abilities and powers. Even Christian Fathers gave humiliated statements about women e.g. St Jerome, Latin Father of Christian
Church has said “Women is the gate of Devil, the Path of Wickedness, the Sting of the Serpent, in the World a Perilous Object”. There were women who challenged this unequal and intolerable behavior of men dominated society. The women challenging the “American Traditions” were called “Flappers”. They were identified with their short bob hair, short hems of the skirts wore dark makeup and listened jazz and pop music. Flappers also drank hard liquor, smoked cigarettes and took sexual relationships…...

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