Women`s Liberation Movement
In the past women had no politycal rights of any kind. They could not
make any decisions with regard to their own children or their own
property. The history of women`s emancipation is largely the history
of their struggle for the right to have a job. The first world war
brought about the first radical change in employment. Thousands
and thousands of women left their homes to take the pleace of men in
factories, in offices, on the land and on many other jobs-and they
worked excellently. The second world war brought still more
changes. Men and women worked and even fought side by side, suffered
the same hardships and faced the same dangers.
The first world war helped women to gain politycal rights. Shortly
after et ended they were given vote in most European countries and
in the U.S.A. The second world war proved their equality with men in
most sphere of life. The principle of equal pay for equal work was
only legally established in 1975,and even now a women`s chances of
promotion are much smaller than a man`s.There are still very few
women in top position.
It was in the U.S.A. that a movement called the Women`s Liberation
Movement began towards the end of the sixties. It`s main role was to
fight for legislation that would allow women to have as many
opportunities of interesting and creative work as men have ,get the
same pay, and the same chances of promotion.