The women’s rights movement in the United States emerged (or perhaps reemerged) in the 1960s for a variety of reasons. To boil these down, it emerged because women felt that they were not being treated as well as they should have been.
Much of the reason for the women’s movement came out of World War II. During the war, many women had taken jobs that had not previously been available to women. Because the men were off in the military, many women also experienced more freedom and more responsibilities than women had previously had. After the war, women did not necessarily want to keep all of these things, but they also did not want to go back to being as constricted as they once had been.
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