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         With the passage of the 19th Amendment in the early 1900s, white women were given the right to vote. This was a move towards gender equality, but was still racially separated. Despite this law, and regardless of race, all women faced sexism at this time. If women had jobs they were usually menial and limited to professions that fit the standards of what a woman should be doing at this time in society. Most women were in careers like teaching and nursing although some did enter the world of politics. In 1920, seven women were in Congress at this time, none of which were women of color. It wasn’t until 1975 that all women were given the right to vote.

“It is easier to live through someone else than to complete yourself. The freedom to lead and plan your own life is frightening if you have never faced it before. It is frightening when a woman finally realizes that there is no answer to the question 'who am I' except the voice inside herself.”
~ Betty Friedan​​​​​​​, "Feminine Mystique" 

SegregationBarriers of Segregation and Sexism

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