Compare & Contrast The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles

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Late Nineteenth Century: A new term, the "New Woman" is used to describe the population of women who challenge traditional notions of a woman's place in society, especially the role of wife and mother. These challenges are seen by much of the current society as a threat to the fabric of the family.

1970s: Those who fight for gender equality are called feminists, and feminism gains respectability and ground as an area of intellectual and academic study.

Today: The label "feminist" has fallen out of favor, for feminism is spread over a spectrum of conservative and liberal proponents. Women now do have the opportunity to work inside or outside of the home or both. However, those who chose to have children and a career can face difficult times balancing the often conflicting needs of family and workplace, in part due to inflexible work and promotion schedules.

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