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1972 Equal Rights Amendment

361.   … 1972 Equal Rights Amendment After Congress passed the ERA, it was sent to the states for ratification. In 1979, the ratification deadline was extended to 1982 but no more states approved the… …  

1972 Ms. Magazine

362.   … 1972 Ms. Magazine Ms. Magazine first appeared in 1972 with Gloria Steinem as editor and Pat Carbine as publisher to bring feminist news to readers. Founding editors included Joanne Edgar, Nina… …  

1972 Title IX

363.   … 1972 Title IX Passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in any education program receiving federal funds. Its impact has been greatest in the field of… …  

1973 Billie Jean King & Bobby Riggs

364.   … 1973 Billie Jean King & Bobby Riggs Called the “Battle of the Sexes,” this tennis match saw King beat Riggs in three sets. King continued playing competitive tennis but also dedicated her time to… …  

1973 Our Bodies, Ourselves

365.   … 1973 Our Bodies, Ourselves Written by members of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, this 276-page book of information, illustrations, and personal narratives aimed to empower women to… …  

1973 Roe v. Wade

366.   … 1973 Roe v. Wade With a 7 to 2 majority, the Supreme Court ruled that state laws making abortion illegal during a woman’s first three months of pregnancy were unconstitutional. Since the decision,… …  

1973 Wounded Knee

367.   … 1973 Wounded Knee American Indian Movement activists occupied the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota to protest political corruption. Some of the women participants founded Women of All Red Nations… …  

1974 Combahee River Collective

368.   … 1974 Combahee River Collective The Combahee River Collective’s statement is considered as a founding document in the development of identity politics and the feminist theory of intersectionality,… …  

1975 UN International Women’s Year

369.   … 1975 UN International Women’s Year The United Nations declared 1976 to 1985 the Decade of Women and four international conferences on women were held, in Mexico City (1975), Copenhagen (1980),… …  

1977 National Women’s Conference

370.   … 1977 National Women’s Conference Chaired by Congresswoman Bella Abzug, the conference held in Houston formulated a National Plan of Action on 26 issues, including the ERA, abortion, child care,… …  

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1971 The Click! Moment

The idea of the “Click! moment” was coined by Jane O’Reilly. “The women in the group looked at her, looked at each other, and ... click! A moment of truth. The shock of recognition. Instant sisterhood... Those clicks are coming faster and faster. They were nearly audible last summer, which was a very angry summer for American women. Not redneck-angry from screaming because we are so frustrated and unfulfilled-angry, but clicking-things-into-place-angry, because we have suddenly and shockingly perceived the basic disorder in what has been believed to be the natural order of things.” Article, “The Housewife's Moment of Truth,” published in the first issue of Ms. Magazine and in New York Magazine. Republished in The Girl I Left Behind, by Jane O'Reilly (Macmillan, 1980). Jane O'Reilly papers, Schlesinger Library.