The website Feminist.comhas some good articles about your topic. The author Janelle Collette wrote a series of articles or essays called "Remember the Ladies" about feminist topics involving the American civil war and the women's suffrage movement.
This is one of her articles that I believe would support your thesis:
Collette, Janelle. "Romanticizing the Old South: A Feminist, Historical Analysis of Gone with the Wind." Feminist.com. Feminist.com. web. 27 Apr. 2012.
I am providing the link for this article below.