In 1963, Betty Friedan wrote book describing women's roles in society at the time and how they want equality. She implies that women are not satisfied with being a housewife and trying to keep their husbands happy.
The Feminine Mystique
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, , sex and national origin. It prohibited unequal voter requirements and racial segregation in school, employments and public accommodations.
After Benjamin Spock was a father to two kids, he decided to write a book counteracting the popular ideas of parenting at the time and give a different approach that was better for the parent and the child. He urged parent to trust their common sense, be flexible and refrain from using physical punishments.
The Common Sense Book of Baby and Childcare
By: Benjamin Spock
The Equal Rights Amendment sates that everyone has equal legal rights regardless of their gender. This amendment tried to end the legal distinctions between men in women in divorce, property, employment, etc.
In 1973, the Supreme Court passed the "right to privacy" letting women have the legal decision whether they want to have an abortion or not. Today they are looking back at that law and considering making abortion illegal. This is called Roe v. Wade.
In 1970, 28 professional women formed the National Organization for Women for women who are frustrated that other women's groups were unwilling to pressure the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to take women's unfairness more seriously. This organization's goal was to get fair pay, equal job opportunities, more balanced marriages and get rid of the "false image of women" the society created.