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Blood Relations Historical Context

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The 1970s were an important time for the women's movement. Although women received the right to vote in the 1920s, most of society's advantages still resided with men. The women's advocacy group the National Organization of Women (NOW) was formed in 1966 and a few years later the feminist movement was given an important media voice with the debut of Ms. magazine The women's movement had its highest profile in the years from 1972 to 1982, when an attempt to pass a constitutional amendment addressing the issue of equal rights for women was underway. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was passed by both houses of Congress. The only hurdle was the requirement that the amendment be ratified by three-quarters of the states in America. A strong opposition movement, fueled by irrational fears that women would lose special privileges and would have to go to war and share public washrooms with men...

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