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It changed my life : writings on the women's movement / Betty Friedan.

By: Friedan, Betty.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Random House, [1976]Copyright date: ©1976Edition: 1st ed.Description: xix, 388 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0394463986; 9780394463988.Subject(s): Friedan, Betty | Feminism -- United States -- HistoryDDC classification: 301.41/2/0973
Contents:
The way we were--1949 Angry letters, relieved letters Woman : the fourth dimension Television and the feminine mystique The crisis in women's identity NOW statement of purpose "The first year" : the President's report to NOW, 1967 ; "Our revolution is unique" : excerpt from the President's report to NOW, 1968 ; "Tokenism and the pseudo-radical copout" Abortion : a woman's civil right Judge Carswell and the "sex plus" doctrine Call to women's strike for equality Strike Day, August 26th 1970 ; Critique of sexual politics "The next step" : the National Women's Political Caucus Betty Friedan's notebook : struggling for personal truth (1971-1973) -- Madame Prime Minister A visit with Pope Paul A dialogue with Simone de Beauvoir The crises of divorce An open letter to true men Scary doings in Mexico City An open letter to the Women's Movement, 1976.
Summary: When Betty Friedan's Feminine Mystique was published in 1963, the modern women's movement was born, her blunt and passionate words breaking through the veils of conventional thought that had shrouded women's inequality. Rarely has one woman, through writings, speeches, and personal leadership, been the catalyst for so much sweeping social change in America. As women of all ages have written her ever since: "It changed my life!" This book intertwines Friedan's most famous speeches and articles, never before collected, with personal memories; but even more, as recent events have forced her to reevaluate her own experience, it contains dramatic new writing that illuminates the history she herself helped make, giving new insights and raising new questions.--From publisher description.
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When Betty Friedan's Feminine Mystique was published in 1963, the modern women's movement was born, her blunt and passionate words breaking through the veils of conventional thought that had shrouded women's inequality. Rarely has one woman, through writings, speeches, and personal leadership, been the catalyst for so much sweeping social change in America. As women of all ages have written her ever since: "It changed my life!" This book intertwines Friedan's most famous speeches and articles, never before collected, with personal memories; but even more, as recent events have forced her to reevaluate her own experience, it contains dramatic new writing that illuminates the history she herself helped make, giving new insights and raising new questions.--From publisher description.

part 1: Consciousness : breaking through the feminine mystique. The way we were--1949 (1974) ; Angry letters, relieved letters (1963) ; Woman : the fourth dimension (1964) ; Television and the feminine mystique (1964) ; The crisis in women's identity (1964) -- part 2: The actions : organizing the women's movement for equality. NOW statement of purpose (1966) ; "The first year" : the President's report to NOW, 1967 ; "Our revolution is unique" : excerpt from the President's report to NOW, 1968 ; "Tokenism and the pseudo-radical copout" (1969) ; Abortion : a woman's civil right (1969) ; Judge Carswell and the "sex plus" doctrine (1970) ; Call to women's strike for equality (1970) ; Strike Day, August 26th 1970 ; Critique of sexual politics (1970) ; "The next step" : the National Women's Political Caucus (1971) -- part 3: Betty Friedan's notebook : struggling for personal truth (1971-1973) -- part 4: Transcending polarities : new power in the world. Madame Prime Minister (1966) ; A visit with Pope Paul (1974) ; A dialogue with Simone de Beauvoir (1975) ; The crises of divorce (1974) ; An open letter to true men (1974) ; Scary doings in Mexico City (1975) -- part 5: An open letter to the Women's Movement, 1976.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Betty Friedan was born Betty Naomi Goldstein on February 4, 1921 in Peoria, Illinois. The future feminist leader experienced anti-semitism growing up; this undoubtedly contributed to her political activism later in life. Graduating from Smith College in Massachusetts with a degree in psychology, she began her career as a reporter in New York City, and a few years later married Carl Friedan. <p> The beginning of the women's movement in the United States can be traced to the publication of Friedan's first book, The Feminist Mystique, in 1963; it was instantly successful. Friedan wrote a follow-up to this book almost 20 years later, The Second Stage, in which she outlined issues that still needed addressing by feminists. She has also written a semi-autobiographical work, It Changed My Life, and a book about aging and society called The Fountain of Age. <p> Friedan was a co-founder and the first president of the National Organization for Women. She has taught at New York University and the University of Southern California. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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