The Decade of the 1960's
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...Betty Friedan book The Feminine Mystique. "Friedan explicitly objected to the mainstream media image of women, stating that placing women at home limited their possibilities, and wasted their talent and potential." ("The New Wave," 2014). She opposed the widely accepted and, beyond that, largely expected societal role of women writing it was degrading and, unlike what was marketed at the time, not what made women happy. "The Pill" contraceptive for women... The Turbulent 1960s The 1960s witnessed a clash of generational and cultural perspectives unlike any other in history, the "establishment" versus the "counterculture." The long-standing institutionalized oppression of black Americans was challenged...