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Second Wave Feminism refers to the period of feminist activism and ideology that began in the early 1960s in the United States. This movement eventually spread beyond the United States. This "wave" of feminism lasted through the early 1980s. Some of the key issues the Second Wave Feminist movement addressed were:

  • Abortion rights
  • Civil rights
  • Clothing restrictions
  • Domesticity
  • Domestic violence
  • Education
  • Equality in the workplace
  • Gender equality
  • Gender roles
  • Pay gap
  • Sexism
  • Student rights
  • Title IX

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Karla Strand
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Lachrista Greco, 2019