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Part Two: Changing the World

In the early 1970s, feminism became a force that reshaped the relationships between men and women in the most fundamental ways. Divorce rates spiked as women chafed under their traditional roles but, where men could adapt, marriages became stronger than ever. With the widespread adoption of the contraceptive pill, women’s sexuality was freed from the constant worry over pregnancy.
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"Makers: Women Who Make America" is a multi-platform PBS project that will tell the compelling story of women’s advancement in America over the past 50 years.
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