Thursday, January 29, 2015

I love the 50's: Women's Rights

Women's Rights

In 1850 the first women's rights convention was held on October 23 and 24 in Massachusetts. 900 people attended this convention. Many other women's rights conventions were held following this one. Later, national women's conventions were held annually and they included a series of meetings. The main purpose and goal of these meetings was to address and discuss rights in regards to women. For example raising awareness on topics such as equal wage opportunities, education opportunities, property rights and many more. 
By the 1950's women's rights had progressed but still needed more progression as women were still viewed as a lesser compared to males. One major example was the unequal opportunities that still existed in the labour force. Some jobs were now available to women however, the majority of jobs were still restricted to men. When women could get jobs, they still made less than men. 
As seen in the picture above the ratio of working males to females was still very unequal. 

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