In the United States, for the people, the rhetoric of Civil rights movement was exemplified by using musical tools. For the people to gain equality and racial justice esp. during important movement such as civil rights movement, music was used to politically protest the culture. Vietnam was a heavily scrutinized war that had caused havoc to the US in 1960s ((Eyerman and Jamison 73). It really divided the nations and this was reflected by using musical forms of expression.
Women Suffrage rights and the basic rights for the women were focused in the first wave of feminism. During the second wave of feminism, there was more importance and emphasize given to the gender roles and egalitarianism in the society. It occurred during the late 1950s and early 1960, women composing music and performing in front of an audience were a significant role of music. There was the nuanced explanation of feminism and gender role in society that is explored in this music (Eyerman and Jamison 137). These feminist musicians were aimed to show a proactive and assertive image of the women. The stereotypes regarding women and the role of the women in music were changed during this era. A number of popular female musicians and performances were marked during this era.