Betty Friedan Discrimination Against Women

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Women have had this ongoing battle for their rights and that battle has been going on since the 1930s. Women have been discriminated against, put down, and forced into things they no longer wanted to do. Women did NOT have any rights against sexual harassment, even if it did happen, they had NO say in anything that happened to them.. One person who helped in this crisis against feminism is, Betty Friedan, she wrote the book “The Feminine Mystique,” which argued that women should NOT have an ideal image, created by man, forced upon them. Why are women named after things that are destructive? Hurricanes have no identification of being female, neither do tornadoes, volcanoes, tsunamis, or anything of that matter. Women have gotten tired of this…show more content…
This group seemed to promote women’s rights through legislation. The organization also sought the legislation of abortion, a goal achieved with the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Roe vs Wade” case of 1973. Betty Friedan was best known for her book “The Feminine Mystique,” (1963), which challenged the traditional roles of women. Before Betty wrote the book, she was a freelance writer, working for a number of magazines. But, without proper notes or evidence, she began to further her research, running extensive studies on the topic of feminism, including more detailed questionnaires, interviews, and discussions with psychologists and other experts on behavior (Creating: “The Feminine Mystique”). Due to all her research and helpful facts on the situation, she became the president of NOW, starting in 1966, and ending in 1970. She directed campaigns for greater representations of women in the government. The purpose of NOW is to take action and bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society.Among some of the issues that NOW addresses by means of lobbying and litigation are child care, pregnancy leave, and abortion and pension rights. It’s major concern during the 1970s passage was the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution (The Amendment failed to gain the ratification in the
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