Sexism in America has a long history. Women were denied the vote by the U.S. Constitution until the Suffragette movement (otherwise known as the “first wave” of the women’s rights movement) won passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Strong personalities, like Susan B. Anthony, waged a large-scale, sustained public relations campaign that forever changed our laws, culture, and economy.
Since that time, other strong women have championed campaigns that have put discrimination against women in the spotlight and pushed society further in the direction of equal rights for all. This chapter celebrates the lives, and the campaigns of two of them.
Betty Friedan was born on February ...