Women Who Make America, Part II

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  • Marlo Thomas
    Marlo Thomas
    American actress, producer, and social activist

By the 1970s, feminism had taken root in all aspects of American life from politics, pop culture, and the economy. Women like Marlo Thomas and Billie Jean King were changing the world. Young women no longer wanted to follow the footsteps of their mothers— they wanted a career, sexual liberation and more. Amid the sexual revolution the issue of legal abortion became hotly contested through Roe v. Wade.