This examination of a state commission and its advocates offers new perspectives on the 1960s as a pivotal era. It demonstrates connections between women's post-World War II activism and the rise of a women's movement by the 1960s, illustrating the importance of long-existing organizations that broke ground for women's rights. It makes visible the racial and class diversity of activists involved in such a struggle, as well as the conflicts and transforming coalitions among women's groups. It also reveals a bipartisan women's network which contributed to commission achievements and confronted backlash by the 1970s. Finally, it indicates state-level precursors to federal anti-discrimination measures, underlining the significance of state-level women's movements.... of why so much attention was given to the issue of women on welfare, but not to the failure of fathers to pay child support, ... if you are the child of divorce, aquot;You have a right to indulge in his Honora#39;s discretion as to whether or not you can eatanbsp;...
|Title||:||Making Women's Rights Matter: Diverse Activists, California's Commission on the Status of Women, and the Legislative and Social Impact of a Movement, 1962--1976|
|Author||:||Carol Frances Cini|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|