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Hello, my name is Pamela and I am a junior in high school. I have a huge request and if there is anyone there to answer some questions I would be greatly appreciative for a response!

I and three other girls were suprised with an end of the year final project on the Woman's Right movement 1900-1999. One of the requirements is to have an interview, so if you could please respond to some of the folllowing {and anything else you would like to include}

* What are your feelings about the woman's right movement?
* Do you think equality for women was won with the movement?
* Do you think there is now equality between men & women?
* Who do you think had the biggest role in women's rights?
* What do you think was the primary event leading to women's rights?

Thank you so much, Pamela


Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM. The following are my answers to your questions:

* What are your feelings about the woman's right movement?
I think there is an urgent need for an active women's rights movement. Really this means a group of women (and men) banding together to break down the barriers in our way. This collective resistance will lead us to equality.

* Do you think equality for women was won with the movement?
Not yet. There are still too many women in desperate situations.

* Do you think there is now equality between men & women?
Not yet. If there was--mothering would be equal to fathering and 90% of secretaries wouldn't be female. And there wouldn't be so many hate crimes. It's the threat of losing power or equality that often drives this violence.

* Who do you think had the biggest role in women's rights?
Individual women who dared to be who they wanted to be and pave the way for themselves and other women. It's too hard to pinpoint one woman.

* What do you think was the primary event leading to women's rights?
The first event was 1.) Emanicapation Proclamation, which did away with slavery and, therefore, legally made black people--people; 2.) In 1920, women won the right to vote--this confirmed their right to citizenship and was the first step of many toward equality.

I hope all goes well with your project.


Amy

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