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Womens Liberation Movement 1960s Imagine yourself as a woman in the 1960s They are denied basic rights trapped in the home for life and discriminated against in the workplace Then the 1960s came along with it the thought that women could have a say in their government that they could perhaps leave home without feeling guilty about leaving their children alone and that they could receive a job and earn wages just like men The womens liberation movement of the 1960s helped all these changes to come about through its record number of policies and radical ways Most women feminists were radicals They formed groups which researched to find the root of the problem and put and end to the barriers of segregation and discrimination based on sex Women feminists were committed to the study the situation of women instead of just taking action In this movement women would have to see the fight of women as their own not as something to help other women and that they would have to see the truth about their own lives before they would fight in a radical way for anyone Women were denied basic rights in most aspects of society from political rights to reproductive rights women in the US fought vigorously for equality Women fought for their right not to symbolize beauty objects or sex objects In 1968 100 women protested the Miss America Beauty Pageant They were protesting because the pageant promoted physical attractiveness and charm as the primary measures of a womens worth Since the media displayed beauty as the only way for happiness the idea that womens only importance was for their bodies became more widespread With the Miss America protest and the Freedom Trash can protest women claimed national attention towards their struggle Also with the 1960s Civil Rights movement that was going on it seemed just right for women to speak out Women also fought for
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