Paper Title

[2.2] Second Wave Feminism: True Sisterhood?

Location

International Building 1014, Moderated by Dr. Monica Sanchez-Flores

Start Date

19-1-2019 2:30 PM

End Date

19-1-2019 3:45 PM

Disciplines

History

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Women in North America united for the second time in history after becoming fed up with unfair treatment in the early 1960s. This became coined as, the second wave of feminism, as it followed the first wave which took place in the early 20th century. This research paper explores the underlying issues of discrimination women experienced during the second wave, which was masked by the triumphs of the liberation movement. There was certainly progress for women during the second wave however, it could be said that many of the feminist leaders within the movement had tunnel vision. Different groups of women felt that their concerns were not heard or taken into consideration. What encompasses the second wave of feminism is women who joined together to fight for rights in which they felt they were unfairly deprived of. This paper looks at some of the main goals of the movement which included, reproductive rights and equality in the workforce. The main focus of research explores specific groups of women who felt there was racism and separatism happening among the seemingly united, feminist sisterhood. Throughout this paper we will examine three different groups of women, Black women, Indigenous women and lesbians and their struggles throughout the liberation movement. Each of these groups faced hardships when it came to connections with the dominant groups in the movement as well as struggles within their own groups. Key Words: Women, Liberation, Feminism, Second Wave, Equality, Discrimination

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[2.2] Second Wave Feminism: True Sisterhood?

International Building 1014, Moderated by Dr. Monica Sanchez-Flores

Women in North America united for the second time in history after becoming fed up with unfair treatment in the early 1960s. This became coined as, the second wave of feminism, as it followed the first wave which took place in the early 20th century. This research paper explores the underlying issues of discrimination women experienced during the second wave, which was masked by the triumphs of the liberation movement. There was certainly progress for women during the second wave however, it could be said that many of the feminist leaders within the movement had tunnel vision. Different groups of women felt that their concerns were not heard or taken into consideration. What encompasses the second wave of feminism is women who joined together to fight for rights in which they felt they were unfairly deprived of. This paper looks at some of the main goals of the movement which included, reproductive rights and equality in the workforce. The main focus of research explores specific groups of women who felt there was racism and separatism happening among the seemingly united, feminist sisterhood. Throughout this paper we will examine three different groups of women, Black women, Indigenous women and lesbians and their struggles throughout the liberation movement. Each of these groups faced hardships when it came to connections with the dominant groups in the movement as well as struggles within their own groups. Key Words: Women, Liberation, Feminism, Second Wave, Equality, Discrimination