Compare & Contrast Boys and Girls by Alice Munro

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1960s and 1970s: In Canada (as in the United States and other locales), the Women's Movement flourishes and establishes itself. Along with other groups of people demanding equal rights, women activists gain significant social advances.

1990s: In the United States, the Men's Movement, including organizations like the Promise-keepers, begins. Organized by a few charismatic leaders, men begin to get together to renew a sense of their masculinity, or, in the case of one movement, to push for a return to societal arrangements before feminism.

1960s: Native Americans (whether hailing from Canada or the United States), begin to contest

their status within these countries. The Canadians, whose French-English colonial history had long given them a sense of the "multicultural," begin to expand this sense of diversity to accommodate recognition of the persons who were native to that geographical locale. The United States enacts Civil Rights legislation to guarantee equal...

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