Posted in Health by woman2womenblog When introduced in the s, the birth control pill became a symbol of female liberation The contraceptive pill made its appearance more than 50 years ago. Thus, it is regarded as one of the greatest scientific inventions of the 20th century and one of the utmost symbols of female liberation. From the very beginning though, this revolutionary method of contraception has been a source of controversy:
Eloise Page, who joined the CIA upon its founding. Page rose through the ranks of foreign spy operations after the war, becoming a chief of scientific and technical operations.
A predecessor there, Richard Welch, had been assassinated three years earlier. Women complained that they had to work harder to get the same promotions, and that they could not get jobs as case officers. One document from the s confronted the issue head on: The real issue is that government salaries are paid by taxpayers, both male and female, black and white.
Government agencies are required by law to treat all employees equally and to hire and to promote them solely on the basis of merit.
Enter Harritte Thompson, a career intelligence officer since InThompson filed a complaint against her employer with the encouragement of her white male supervisor.
A court case dragged on, and as this was happening, gender politics were reshaping the landscape in broader America.
Turner noted how difficult it was to place female intelligence officers in certain parts of the world, such as the Mideast. The Congresswomen wanted to know, however: Were all CIA recruiters men?
The times were changing. Ultimately, Harritte Thompson settled her case with her employer. The CIA gave her a promotion and back pay.
And the agency was primed to see a new wave of women in power—all the way to the top. InDeputy Director John N. Two years after the Glass Ceiling study was published, female CIA agent Jeanne Vertefeuille who joined the CIA as a typist in cracked a case to bring down Aldrich Ames in one of the most sensational spy stories of the s.
In a fitting twist, he had suggested to his Russian handlers that Vertefeuille could be framed if his activities were ever discovered. All of which leads to Gina Haspel.They had experienced disempowerment and oppression there as women. The "rap group" as a strategy for consciousness within the black liberation movement evolved into consciousness-raising groups within the women's liberation movement.
The Combahee River Collective formed around the intersection of the two movements in the s. The women's liberation movement (WLM) was a political alignment of women and feminist intellectualism that emerged in the late s and continued into the s primarily in the industrialized nations of the Western world, which effected great change (political, intellectual, cultural) throughout the world.
“The women’s liberation movement has raised a lot of controversy, but it is not the ‘gut’ issue for women in the Agency.
The real issue is that government salaries are paid by taxpayers. The Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) continues its fight to preserve Title IX for women and girls.
This week we’ve taken radical feminist arguments to the Fourth Circuit in our fight to preserve the rights of women and girls under Title IX of the Educational Amendments of To many women activists in the American Indian Movement, black Civil Rights Movement, Chicana Movement, as well as Asians and other minorities, the activities of the primarily white, middle-class women in the Women's Liberation Movement were focused specifically on sex-based violence and the social construction of gender as a tool of sex-based oppression.
Cell Gender and Agency, with Digressions into Naming In the opening plenary session, both Deborah Belle and Sara Evans spoke of their dismay at the “myths” about the Women’s Liberation.