The 19th amendment, ratified on August 18, 1920, granted women the right to vote, which sparked the Equal Rights Amendment. Just three years after women won the right to vote, Alice Paul, took the next step by writing the Equal Rights Amendment. The amendment would constitutionally recognize women. In the same year, Representative Daniel R. Anthony Jr. and Senator Charles Curtis, presented the Equal Rights Amendment to Congress for the first time. Every two years for the next 47 years the ERA was introduced to Congress and each time Congress turned it down. There is an invisible barrier that prevents woman from getting higher position at their work place. It was very rare to see a woman as a manager or CEO.
All I wanted was to get married and have four children. I love kids and Bob and my home. There’s no problem you can put a name to. But I’m desperate. I begin to feel I have no personality. I’m a server of food and a putter-on of pants and a bed-maker, somebody who can be called on when you want something. But who am I?
This showed women were shadowed by men and the world. Women were misunderstood, often thought of less dominant, or weaker than men. However, during the second World War, change started to show. Women were taking the jobs of their husbands. Females had to play a very important role; having a job, pay bills, take care of children, deal with emotional struggle of not knowing if their partner is going to come back home. In the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women were barely mentioned, with the main idea toward African Americans instead. More women in high school and colleges were more involved into sports and clubs.