History Questions

They should be approximately three paragraphs long. Please answer both questions.

1. The women’s movement through history has been plagued by a tension between those who argue that equality for women requires special treatment for women and those who argue that equality for women requires the same treatment for men and women. Drawing from material from 3 or more units, illustrate this tension in the women’s movement and discuss what you think has happened to that tension in the present day.

2. In many of its stages of development, the women’s movement in the United States has been justly accused of being a white middle class women’s movement . Drawing material from 3 or more units, describe the ways in which this accusation is justified and then discuss the modern women’s movement’s attempt to deal with this history of exclusion.