Womens Rights By Rilie Huntley

The Civil Right's movement sparked inspiration in everyone. Many people even started movements of their own. That's when women decided to take this opportunity

In 1964, Representative Howard Smith of Virginia proposed to add prohibition on gender discrimination into Civil Rights Act the was under construction. Many of the Congressmen laughed at him, but with leadership from Representative Martha Griffiths of Michigan, the law passed with amendment intact.

However, it quickly became clear that the newly passed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission would not enforce the law's protection of women workers, and so a group of feminists including Betty Frieden decided to found an organization that would fight gender discrimination through the courts and legislatures.In the summer of of 1966, they put forth the National Organization for Women.

Many of the women were oppressed, and even more so when the men came back from the War. People thought that just because they were women, they couldn't do the same things that men could. Women have since proven them wrong though. This has been shown throughout the ages in different ways such through comics like Wonder Woman, and through people like "We Can Do It" Betty.

The Woman's Suffrage Parade was first held in Washington D.C., on March 3, 1913. Alice Paul, a suffragist for the National American Woman Suffrage Association, Organized the very first parade. 5,000 woman who "marched in the spirit of protest against the political organization of society, from which women are excluded." This parade is still continued today.

Today, The Woman's March is still very much alive, and with the election of the new President Donald Trump (A.K.A. Woman Oppressor and spray on tan idiot) bring forward more and more people supporting women and their entitlement to their rights.

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Created with images by jar [away] - "Oakland Women's March (10 of 37)" • PublicDomainPictures - "wedding shoes dress" • Guido van Nispen - "L1003135-Edit" • Kheel Center, Cornell University Library - "ILGWU women marching in a Labor Day parade with placards that read, "'60 is the year to vote reaction out."" • mollyktadams - "Women's March on Washington - 1/21/17"

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