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I am doing a report on the women's rights movement in the '60s and '70s. I was wondering if you would know of an accurate resource I could find to help me. Thank you - Cristi

You have quite an undertaking in front of you -- there is a lot to cover of the women's rights movement of the 60s and 70s. I'm not sure if you have chosen a specific focus within this topic or if there is specific information you are looking for. Generally speaking, I can say that this was the time that the women's rights movement really came into being. This era of the movement grew out of two main sources: the civil rights movement and the student rights movement/leftist movement. In both of these movements, women were being overlooked - their leadership, their issues and their contribution. So, they reacted and created their own movement that allowed them to join forces for other like-minded movements. This phase of the movement focused on legal change and on creating a consciousness about gender inequalities (what they were and how to overcome them.) I hope this helps and I hope that you learn lots from this project. You can look around Feminist.com for more information. Good luck.

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