The Role Of Female Gender And Sexuality In The Twentieth Century

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In the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries the negative views of the female gender and sexuality were challenged by modern feminism. The views about women began to change as they struggled for the right to vote, obtain education and to work. This caused the Catholic Church to become enraged for they believed that the women’s place was in the home without these rights and “In 1930 Pope Pius XI condemned women’s emancipation as undermining the divinely founded obedience of the wife to her husband and a false deflection from her true and sole role as mother and homemaker.”The Catholic bishops organized women’s groups to oppose feminism. The church formed the “The National Council of Catholic Women to campaign against birth control, divorce,