Lecture 21 – Richard Nixon, Patty Hearst, and America in the 1970’s:
Women start being extremely vocal that they were being treated unfairly
Consciousness- Raising meetings: women got together and talked about how they were
being treated so unfairly.
Sexualized image of women: playboy is really popular at the time – sex sells
“The Personal is Political” saying is coined by women.
-marriage, sex, and reproductive rights women want to be changed
Women start working full time because it is hard in this time to live off of one pay check
-this made women start thinking that since they contribute to the household
that they should make more decisions
Link racism and sexism in the government
Federal laws are put into place
Colleges open their doors to women
Nearly half of married women have a job
1972 – congr