Second Wave Feminism

second wave feminism protest

Notable Feminists

Gloria Steinem 

Gloria Steinem in 1977

Writer, Activist, First editor of Ms. Magazine

Gloria Steinem in the Encyclopedia Of World Biography

Gloria Steinem in the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

Betty Friedan

Betty Freidan

Activist, Author of The Feminine Mystique, First President of NOW

Betty Freidan in American Decades

Betty Friedan in the Encyclopedia of World Biography

bell hooks

bell hooks

Author, Professor, Activist 

bell hooks in the Encyclopedia of World Biography

bell hooks in The 21st Century

Alice Walker

alce walker

Writer, Activist, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Alice Walker in the Encyclopedia of African American History

Alice Walker in The 21st Century 

Important Milestones

The Second Wave of Feminism 1963-1980s

*Addressed the equality of the sexes in the workplace, women's right to choose, feminine sexuality, political action to bring women's issues in a patriarchal society to light.

June 10, 1963

*Equal Pay Act passed


*Title VII of the Civil Rights Act made gender and racial discrimination in the workplace illegal


*National Organization of Women created


*Roe vs. Wade passed


*Pregnancy Discrimination Act passed

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