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The "Me Too" Movement

helped survivors of sexual violence, low wealth communities, etc. find pathways to healing

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Hillary Clinton

first female presidential candidate nominated by a major party, the Democratic Party

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Nancy Pelosi

highest-ranking female politician in the history of the United States

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Persian Gulf War

war with the largest deployment of women in American history

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Class ceiling

unofficially acknowledged barrier to advancement in a profession, especially affecting women and minorities

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Sally Ride

first American woman to go into space

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Sandra Day O'Connor

first woman to serve on the Supreme Court

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Title IX

federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded program/activity

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Pink-collar worker

one who is employed in a job that is traditionally considered to be a women's work

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EEOC

responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee

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Affirmative Action

an action or policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination; positive discrimination, mixture of diversity

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Shirley Chisholm

first black women elected to the U.S. congress

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Vietnam War

women took part in support services, they participated as air traffic controllers, intelligence officers, weather monitors, etc. but around 90% served as nurses

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Choice

Roe v Wade and the birth control pill gave a woman "control"

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Gloria Steinem

nationally recognized as a leader and a spokeswoman for the American feminist movement

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Freedom Trash Can

feminists threw pieces of patriarchal oppression such as high heels, mops, pans, etc.

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The Feminine Mystique

book written by feminist Betty Friedan that described that many house wives and mothers were unhappy with just staying at home

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Feminism

the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes

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NOW

American activist organization that promotes equal rights for women and wanted to end sex discrimination

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Equal Rights Amendment

a proposed amendment to the Constitution designed to guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens

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Equal Pay Act

a labor law aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex

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Rosie the Riveter

cultural icon of World War II, representing the women who worked in factories and shipyards during the war

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19th Amendment

granted women the right to vote in federal elections without restrictions

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Flappers

generation of young western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, etc.

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Progressive Era reforms

women became leaders in a range of social and political movements from 1890 through 1920... reformers wanted to end political corruption

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World War I

women were barred from voting or serving in military combat roles... some provided support on the front lines as nursers, doctors, translators, etc.

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Jeanette Rankin

1st woman in the House of Representatives... making laws for a country that she could not vote for in a federal election

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The NWSA

formed by Stanton and Anthony to work for women's suffrage on the federal level

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Seneca Falls Convention

first women's rights convention; wrote the Declaration of Sentiments

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Civil War

400 women disguised themselves as men and fought in the Union and Confederate armies

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Susan B. Anthony

writer, lecturer, and abolitionist who was a leading figure in the women's voting rights movement; most recognized figure

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Carrie Chapman Catt

women's suffrage leader who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment

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Alice Paul

controversial figure in the last years of the American battle to win the vote for women... founded her own organization, the National Women's Party

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