Compare & Contrast A Point at Issue! by Kate Chopin

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Late Nineteenth Century: In 1888, the International Council of Women is founded to mobilize support for the woman's suffrage movement.

Today: Women have made major gains in their fight for equality. Discrimination against women is now against the law.

Late Nineteenth Century: A new term, the "New Woman" comes to describe women who challenge traditional notions of a woman's place, especially the privileged role of wife and mother. These challenges are seen as a threat to the fabric of the American family.

Today: Women have the opportunity to work inside or outside the home or both. However, those who choose to have children and a career face difficult time management choices due to inflexible work and promotion schedules.

Late Nineteenth Century: Feminist Victoria Woodhull embarks on a lecture tour in 1871, espousing a free love philosophy, which reflects the women's movement's growing willingness to discuss sexual issues.

Today: Women...

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