I admire my mother, and my mother's mother, and so on. Their fight was one of oppression, neglection, and legal turmoil. My discrimination and expectation pales in comparison. Though we are long past the fight for suffrage and the marches for legal equality we are so far from social rectitude. I, as a thespian plan on taking up the fight of my mother and her mother before her. Until prejudice and discrimination is driven out I will not be content. I plan on being a good wife apart from the social mold of a doting mindless yuppy. I can be a strong independent woman above the "picture perfect" skirt and bow, and supper by five confines. Through my talents and work I will work tirelessly for the rights of every American woman.

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Women march for suffrage.





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Women speak out against Wilson.




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The stereotypical picture of a 1950s housewife.


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A housewife hard at work.

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A symbol of hope and empowerment for all women.





Yet another meeting of the minds! My directors met with the board once again. Apparently my apparel is too progressive for television. The chauvinist executives want to put me in a skirt, saying my capris are causing too much controversy. How can I be an example to women if I'm adhering to the standards of these oppressors. I look to the other movements taking place, Dr. King is leading a revolution and here are us women standing by a taking everything that is thrown at us. For the sake of myself and every woman who watches me I refuse to give up, I will not change so as to inspire change.




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Dr. King, a leader in the movements for civil rights.




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My portrayal of a strong independent woman.


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The ever-so controversial pants.

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exemplifying a career oriented woman.
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looking to the future.


In retrospect my work in theater as well as on screen did help break the social norms destined for women. I showed that women could be strong and independent workforce leaders. Through the movement women gained rights such as the right of choice. They also proved themselves capable for more than domestic work. I only wish I could have done more through being an example, we have gained equal opportunity but unfortunately we still suffer discrimination. Many women are still short-changed in wages and treated unjustly in the workplace. I am simply glad that I was able to show women that one can be a woman and still have a mind of her own.


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still acting as a progressive figurehead.

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a statue in my honor.

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In celebration of what has been done, and what will be done.