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What are the reasons for the rise of feminism?


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There are several reasons that feminism became a civil rights movement within the United States. The main reason was that women in the 1960s were tired of being treated as less than men in society. Another cause was the 1963 book, 'The Feminine Mystique' by Betty Friedan, which talked about the fact that many women were unhappy being housewives and homemakers.