What were the social, cultural and politial consequences of shifting trends in the female workforce.
The feminists were stigmatized as "a total weirdo, bra burner, man hater, lesbian, sickie. Black women saw it as more of a upper middle class quarrel between white men and women. In early 70s cities stablished shelters for bettered women and rape crisis centers. Passage of Title IX of the 1972 education act prohibiting gender discrimination in education (high school and college sports had to provide scholarships for female students. Congress tried again to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 72 (sex), Phyllis Schlafly: a conservative Illinois lawyer with 6 children lef the anti-ERA campagin. Catholics, southerners, antifeminists, religous fundamentalists and fiscal conservatives pushed the Republican Part to the right. ERA failed by 3 state votes. Back alley abortions killed 2000-3000 anually. Reagan signed a bill in 1967 that let women terminate pregnancies in cases of rape and incest and fetuses with sever physical and mental defects. Roe v. Wade 1973 supreme court case victory,. Criminalized abortion in the 3rd trimester, legalized the first and allowed the state to call the 2nd. Democrats assumed a position of pro-life (believed life began at conception not when the fetus was viable outside the womb)/murder. Pro-choice personal liberty. 20 yrs after, McCorvey (Roe) changed her mind and became a born again christian who joined the anti-abortion campaign. Pro-life secured a ban on federal funding for abortions. Some states req parental notification when minors sought abortions.