Women at Work – 1960

IBM_403_Accounting_MachineThe Sixties.

The Beatles arrived in the USA and I arrived on the planet (thanks Mom and Dad!).

Betty Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique (1963), physicist Maria Goepper-Mayer won a Nobel Prize (1963), The National Organization for Women was founded (1966), and Yale and Princeton began to accept female students (1969).

Congress passed the Equal Pay Act of 1963 which prohibited wage differentials based on sex which begat (HR alert!) Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson (477 U.S. 57 (1986) when the US Supreme Court recognized that certain forms of sexual harassment could be a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII.

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