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How Betty Friedan Responded to Her Critics

Betty Friedan, second from right, with Gloria Steinem, Brenda Feigen Fasteau and Wilma Scott Heide at a meeting of the National Women’s Political Caucus, 1972.

Photograph of (mostly female) suffrage supporters demonstrating outside the International Amphitheater in Chicago, where President Woodrow Wilson is delivering a speech on October 20, 1916. The supporters were with the National Women’s Party and are seen with mulitple signs proclaiming their displeasure with Wilson’s stance on female suffrage. Some of the signs read “Wilson Against Women” and “President Wilson how long do you advise us to wait?”

The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History

An American sailor passionately kisses a nurse as thousands jam into Times Square to celebrate the long-awaited victory over Japan in World War II.

Women’s suffrage gained support during World War I. Due to shortage of manpower domestically, women worked in nontraditional jobs and demonstrated willingness and ability to move beyond prescribed gender roles. Under Carrie Chapman Catt’s leadership, NAWSA secured President Wilson’s backing in 1916, which he gave partly in recognition of women’s war efforts.

Antique Pretty African American Women Photo Old Black History Americana

Antique Pretty African American Women Photo Old Black History Americana.