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1965 Griswold v. Connecticut

61.   … 1965 Griswold v. Connecticut The Supreme Court ruled in Griswold v. Connecticut that Connecticut’s ban on the use of contraceptives violated the “right to marital privacy.” In 1972, the Court… …  

1965 The Miniskirt

62.   … 1965 The Miniskirt The miniskirt was first popularized by Mary Quant in London and then became a global phenomenon when it was worn by film stars, fashion models on runways, and young women students.… …  

1965 “The Negro Family”

63.   … 1965 “The Negro Family” “ The Negro Family: The Case for National Action” is also known as the Moynihan Report. Issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, the report stated that the “Negro community has… …  

1966 Boston Marathon

64.   … 1966 Boston Marathon In 1966, Roberta (Bobbi) Gibb became the first woman to run and finish the Boston Marathon. Her race was unsanctioned, as women were not allowed to register. The next year, Gibb… …  

1966 Human Sexual Response

65.   … 1966 Human Sexual Response William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson, who began working together in 1957, published their pioneering study, Human Sexual Response, in 1966. The book was enormously… …  

1967 California Therapeutic Abortion Act

66.   … 1967 California Therapeutic Abortion Act Governor Ronald Reagan signed the California Therapeutic Abortion Act in 1967, allowing a woman to receive an abortion if a hospital committee found that her… …  

1967 Clergy Consultation on Abortion

67.   … 1967 Clergy Consultation on Abortion The Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion was founded by ministers and rabbis to help women find safe abortions during an era when abortion was illegal. It was… …  

1967 Summer of Love

68.   … 1967 Summer of Love The Summer of Love was centered in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, where the counterculture celebrated communal living and free love. New York City’s Summer of… …  

1967 Twiggy arrives in New York

69.   … 1967 Twiggy arrives in New York When the English model Twiggy arrived in New York City in 1967 she was already an icon with her thinness, bobbed hair, and “Twiggy Dresses.” The “Twiggy phenomenon”… …  

1968 Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm

70.   … 1968 Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm Anne Koedt’s classic feminist text The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm argues that the clitoris, not the vagina, is the center of a woman’s sexual sensitivity and that… …  

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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.