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Makers and in the Women's Liberation Movement
Pre-college years, perhaps you'd noticed it, too—if you belong to the XY generations: there was always something missing whenever we'd have our history lessons in school.
Some of the most poignant segments from Makers: The Women Who Make America are:
- Through out the 50s and the 60s, the job classifieds consisted of two categories: one for men and one for women. The jobs posted for women were solely for degrading menial work—making it loud and clear that the job force in America was limited to men only.
- In was not until the late 60s that a woman, Kathrine Switzer, first ran in an all exclusive male marathon (the Boston Marathon), where the director of the marathon himself tried to physically remove and expel her from the race. He did not succeed.
- In 70's women were still not allowed to apply for their own credit cards; it was mandatory for a husband to sign off on them.
- In the 80s Oprah became co-anchor for a news organization, and was scoffed at by her boss, when she'd asked him for equal pay.