Women's Rights: Then and now
Women stormed through the 1960s as part of the feminist movement, advocating equal rights, sexual liberation and sisterhood. 1967 was part of the second wave of feminism, whereas the first wave focused more on suffrage. Women challenged the conventionalities of the patriarchy and demanded control over their own bodies, families and careers.
Fifty years later, women continue to fight for fair treatment and equal compensation in the workplace, healthcare and reproductive rights, and against sexualizing female bodies in film, advertisements and other media. Intersectional feminism has received increasing attention, connecting how women are not only oppressed by their gender, but additionally by their race, religion, sexual orientation and class.