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The woman that I interviewed was my mother She was born in 1949 and saw a large portion of the womens liberation movement When I approached her with my laptop and papers she gave me a huge smile because she knew that something was going on When I told her that I had some questions about womens lib she grew extremely excited and was over eager to share the experience with meHer opinions about career opportunities were that most women were housewives and some might have taken a small job in a retail store or as a nurse Women were very limited because the jobs were open to men and werent as easily open to women because of the idea that women needed to be at home taking care of the kids All the limitations for women in the perfect world image that the fifties and sixties put of were real Women were constantly being held back and controlled by society The thing that sticks out most in her mind was that it was important for men to go to school and her parents funded her brothers college education but refused to support hersShe explained that dating basically went in the same direction The reason for dating was because men were looking for potential wives and many couples were married straight out of high school This made women feel as if they didnt need to pursue a career because their career was to be a housewife Men were the controller provider and breadwinner Marriage was an expectation and women were expected to find the right person and get married as soon as possible They were pressured and hurried into it a lot of timesBra burning and striving to become independent was what my mother shared with me about her lib days One big thing that she remembered was that she wouldnt let any man open a door for her She also remembered women liberation being
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