Women Who Make America Season 1
MAKERS originated from a very clear premise: over the last half century, the work of millions of women has altered virtually every aspect of American (more…)
Women Who Make America Season 1
MAKERS originated from a very clear premise: over the last half century, the work of millions of women has altered virtually every aspect of American (more…)
Part One: Awakening
57:43 — The story of the birth of the modern Women s Movement. When Betty Friedan s The Feminine Mystique came out in 1963, millions of American women felt th (more…)
Women Who Make America Trailer
03:43 — Makers: Women Who Make America will tell the remarkable story of the Women's Movement for the first time. Built on an extraordinary archive of intervi (more…)
1950 Housewives
09:14 — Most middle class women of the 1950s became homemakers. Many women felt dissatisfied.
02:05 — The Equal Rights Amendment passed both houses of congress in 1972 leaving only ratification before the law was adopted. 30 states ratified it in the f (more…)
Civil Rights
02:58 — Radicalized by their experiences for Civil Rights, women began see there needed to be a women's liberation movement.
Conservative Backlash
06:33 — Abortion would become the leading edge of the Conservative backlash.
Gloria Steinem
04:12 — Get to know Gloria Steinem.
Title IX
02:54 — Title IX compelled schools to offer sports programs to women.
Abby Pogrebin
03:04 — Abby Pogrebin, the daughter of MS co-founder, Letty Pogrebin grew up during the women's movement. While proud of her mother and the work of the moveme (more…)
Ladies Home Journal Sit In
02:36 — Women held a sit-in at the offices of Ladies Home Journal
Part Two: Changing the World
54:31 — In the early 1970s, feminism became a force that reshaped the relationships between men and women in the most fundamental ways. Divorce rates spiked a (more…)
The Feminine Mystique
03:07 — In 1963 Betty Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique, and exposed he happy homemaker myth. Many women wanted the opportunity of a career of their own.
Judy Blume
02:56 — Judy Blume is a best selling author.
Ursula Burns
03:44 — Ursula Burns on growing up poor, workplace discrimination, and becoming the first African-American woman to be CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Armed wit (more…)
Part Three: Charting a New Course
55:42 — As the Movement achieved long-sought goals, a new generation of women were re-evaluating some of its most basic assumptions, especially the balance be (more…)
For All Women
African American women saw little in the Women's Movement that resonated with their lives. They had to work to support their families and saw little (more…)
Stop ERA
10:39 — The fight to ratify the ERA ran into a changing political climate, and effective opponents.
Southern Bell
03:55 — Lorena Weeks applied for a job within Southern Bell and was told the job was reserved for men.
Women in the Workplace
05:41 — During the 1980's women were stepping into boardrooms and knocking down barriers in many fields.
Battle of the Sexes
03:31 — Billie Jean King's work on behalf of women s opportunity and equality in competition came together when she beat former men's champion Bobby Riggs in (more…)
04:54 — During the 1950s women were expected to get married, have children and live happily in the suburbs. Advertising and television perpetuated this ideal (more…)
Feminism Today
08:39 — While huge strides have been made the fight for women is not over. Many women are refocusing the movement on women around the world, not just in the (more…)
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  • Premiered: February 26, 2013
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: A history of the modern women's movement, featuring first-person accounts from movement leaders; opponents; celebrities; political figures; business leaders; and ordinary women. (more)

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