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The Seeds of the Modern Women’s Movement started in the early 60s

STORY BY: Sorel Rosenberg
YEAR: 1962
LOCATION: Montreal, QC

BOOM mentions changes that were happening in North America in the 40s, 50s and 60s. The part that was important to Sorel was the women's movement, especially Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, with women feeling they don't have to stay home if they don't feel self-fulfilled. They can go out and do the same things men do and get the same pay for the same job. The world is open to them. In 2016, we can see how far women have come - not as far as they could, because they're not on the boards of banks - but we see a woman running for President of the United States and running big companies like Hewlett-Packard. Thanks for sharing, Sorel.

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