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Lesson 7

  1. 1. Women Throughout the 1970's and 1980's
  2. 2. 1970's – Women in Every Day Life <ul><li>National Women's Political Caucus is made in Washington, D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Discrimination based on sex is no longer tolerated in public schools due to the Title IX of the Education Amendments Act </li></ul><ul><li>ERA, that fights for equality between men and women, is passed by Congress, however, falls 3 states short for ratification. </li></ul><ul><li>The first issue of Ms. Magazine is made. </li></ul><ul><li>Women are given the right to abortion </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1970's – Women in Every Day Life <ul><li>Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in a tennis match which was considered the Battle of the Sexes match </li></ul><ul><li>Little League baseball allows girls </li></ul><ul><li>Women are allowed into the U.S. Military academies </li></ul><ul><li>About 100,000 people march in Washington, D.C. to support ERA </li></ul><ul><li>Women's Army Corps no longer needs to exist because women are integrated into the U.S. Army </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1970's – Women and Education For the first time in history, women are entering colleges more than men and make up 60% of the enrolment. Women are trying very hard to gain equal rights to men and it shows through the increase in women interested in gaining an education.
  5. 5. 1970's – Media (Television Shows) <ul><li>The Brady Bunch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The women of the show play very traditional female roles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mother is a stay at home mom who is always cheery and happy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Girls are all extremely clean-cut and 'perfect' </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Charlie's Angels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Girls are fighting crime on their own, however, they are being told what to do by a male voice through an intercom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The women are smart and tough, however, they are extremely beautiful and hold a high expectation for the rest of the women population to reach in regards to appearances </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 1970's – Media vs. History <ul><li>The conflict of the independent women and traditional women is still playing around in the media </li></ul><ul><li>The public seems to enjoy watching both equally because both shows lasted 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>The independent women, however, is still controlled by a male voice which holds that males are still superior to women </li></ul><ul><li>The housewife still waits on her husband and takes care of the children and seems extremely content to do so </li></ul><ul><li>Most housewives are financially dependent on their men </li></ul>
  7. 7. 1980's – Women in Every Day Life <ul><li>Guidelines are revised for the Equal Employment Oppurtunity Commission and it now prohibits sexual harassment </li></ul><ul><li>First woman justice of the Supreme Court is named </li></ul><ul><li>Sally Ride is first woman in space </li></ul><ul><li>ERA expires being 3 states short for ratification </li></ul><ul><li>First woman runs for vice president of the United States </li></ul><ul><li>World record set by woman for the 200 meter sprint in the Olympics </li></ul>
  8. 8. 1980's – Women in Education <ul><li>Women account for more than half of the college graduates </li></ul><ul><li>Women are also earning more than half of the master's degrees </li></ul><ul><li>An increase in women are popping up in fields that were considered 'male' fields such as law, medicine or business </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1980's – Media Through Image
  10. 10. 1980's – Media Through Music <ul><li>Music has hit a new level with sex being highly introduced </li></ul><ul><li>Women are beginning to step out of their shells of being perfect and singing about how they have lost their virginity or that they want to be touched in lyrics such as “Touch me, Touch me, I want to feel you body.” </li></ul><ul><li>Women are being seen as sexually promiscuous but this time they are the ones controlling how they portray themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Being a bad girl is seen as being what the ideal girl that a man is looking for is. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Media vs. History <ul><li>Women are becoming more and more powerful through education and the rights they are gaining and it influences how they are portraying themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Women are taking a stand and saying this is me. </li></ul><ul><li>They are beginning to use the idea that sex sells to a new level which contradicts all of the women's activists efforts to eliminate sexual harassment, etc. </li></ul>