Burn That Bra!
By | October 5, 2017
During the 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement was in full force in the United States. Unless you were living under a rock somewhere, it was hard not to be exposed to the issues surrounding the need for equality. While the movement began with the basic human rights theory that all men were created equal, meaning both black and white men. Well, somewhere along the line, a group of women grew a collective backbone and decided that if all men were created equal, that should also include women!
Prior to the 1960’s, the stereotypical woman was a wife, homemaker and stay at home mother. It was unusual for a woman to further her education (unless she was career bound to be a nurse or teacher). Otherwise, there really wasn’t a need for women to go to college because they generally relied on their husbands to earn the money and manage the finances. To put it bluntly, a woman’s place was in the home. She would also be her husband’s trophy and was to be seen and not heard.