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37 Avi’s comments reflected the feminist recognition, which had begun in the 1970s, that women’s traditional roles were not given the same value as those of men. Nurses, for example, who had advanced training and who could save lives, might make less money than a gardener or a janitor. Salaries for teachers and librarians were much less than those of mechanics or construction workers, despite the fact that teachers and librarians generally had higher levels of education and training than mechanics or construction workers.

Shaun went to college, and Avi lived near Joan and Kevin while Kevin finished high school. After his divorce, Avi’s sister Emily introduced him to one of her old college friends, Coppélia Kahn, a college professor. Avi and Coppélia were married a year later. Coppélia taught at Wesleyan College in Connecticut, so FULL-TIME WRITER Avi applied for a job as a librarian nearby. After about four years, he found one. But before he could start his new job, Coppélia was offered a position at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Salaries for teachers and librarians were much less than those of mechanics or construction workers, despite the fact that teachers and librarians generally had higher levels of education and training than mechanics or construction workers. Many times, women were paid less than men for the same jobs. With the women’s movement in the 1970s and 1980 came the recognition that equal pay should be awarded for equal work. Women began to demand access to jobs that had not traditionally been seen as suited for women, such as firefighter, scientist, computer systems analyst, and many others.

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