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The women’s rights movements have gone through two phases in the United States. The first was the feminist movement that led to women gaining the right to vote and other basic rights. The second wave of feminism took place in the 60s and 70s and was centered around women gaining further autonomy and challenging social structures that limited women’s roles in society. The talk by Rebecca Traister on the changing demographics of marriage is interesting food for thought as we think about what the future of gender relationships might be like going forward. Many have wondered if the #metoo movement makes the beginning of a new era in how sexual harassment and assault are view and treated in society

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Rebecca Traister On the Implications of the Changing Demographics of Marriage

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