By the middle of the 20th Century, the previous decades of women’s efforts were finally coming to fruition. Post-war American culture still appeared conservative, with constant images of women as mothers and homemakers on the new media of television. But television also showed the protests, marches, and struggles of that time. There were ERA marches, anti-Viet Nam protests, civil rights demands, and the new found concept of feminism.
There were still many women who wanted to be traditional wives raising their families, but now there were others too- women who refused to accept that the traditional role of mother and housewife was all they were destined to be. They wanted education and careers and ….more. And, of course, there were also many women who did not have the luxury of choosing whether to work or not because necessity forced them into the workplace.
But the times were changing…
By the 1960s, many changes were being realized that resulted in women’s equality in employment, education and opportunity. These changes were the result of years of women’s marches, meetings, and organizations- all demanding equal rights, civil rights, equal opportunity, and equitable pay.