Monday, September 10, 2007

The Women's Movement

For the past three decades women have been encouraged to set higher personal and professional goals for themselves. As women have sought to redefine their roles in our society, long-held, deeply-cherished, and fiercely-guarded beliefs about premarital sex, monogamy, contraception, the nuclear family, role playing, and therapeutic abortions have come under repeated attack.
The growth of the women's movement has had a tremendous effect upon our culture. A great deal of consciousness raising has occurred, ranging from the introduction and use of such words as "herstory"and "womyn" into the vernacular, to vast changes in the public's attitudes with regard to sexual harassment in the workplace.

A direct result of the feminist movement is that so many women have decided to become doctors rather than nurses.

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