Comparing and Contrasting the Women's Rights Movement from the 1960s and Today


  • Christina Tsoplakis Rowan University



Throughout history, society has downgraded women. They have not been treated equally and did not have many rights. Women used to not have rights in education and were seen out of the norm when they wanted to seek an education or a job before the late 20th century. In the 1920s, after the Suffrage Movement women won the right to vote based on the Nineteenth Amendment. After many years, in the 1960s, women felt that the first movement was not successful enough and created a second wave of feminist movements pushing for more equality in the workforce and abortion rights. Some movements women created in the 1960s were NOW and Women's Liberation movement. Although the years have passed, women today still protest about their right of their own body and equal pay. In January 2017, over one million people protested for women's rights around the nation, which shows how women still feel downgraded by society in a way. Despite the fact that the Women's March Movement has been inspired by the Women's rights movement from the 1960s, there are many differences such as diversity, the image of women, and the goals.


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