The Feminine Mystique

by

Betty Friedan

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The National Organization for Women (NOW) Term Analysis

An American feminist organization founded in 1966 in response to the need to enforce Title VII. Betty Friedan served as the organization’s first president, but it was organized by Friedan, black lawyer and Civil Rights leader Pauli Murray, and the black union organizer and EEOC commissioner, Aileen Hernandez, who served as NOW’s second president from 1970-1971.

The National Organization for Women (NOW) Quotes in The Feminine Mystique

The The Feminine Mystique quotes below are all either spoken by The National Organization for Women (NOW) or refer to The National Organization for Women (NOW). For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the W.W. Norton edition of The Feminine Mystique published in 1963.
Epilogue Quotes

“What we need is a political movement, a social movement like that of the blacks.”

Related Characters: Betty Friedan (speaker)
Page Number: 382
Explanation and Analysis:
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The National Organization for Women (NOW) Term Timeline in The Feminine Mystique

The timeline below shows where the term The National Organization for Women (NOW) appears in The Feminine Mystique. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Epilogue
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...that would do nothing to enforce Title VII led to the idea to start the National Organization for Women . Friedan co-founded the group with Pauli Murray, a prominent black female lawyer, several female... (full context)
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Though the women who started NOW were middle-class, they did not have easy access to money. Housewives could not get money... (full context)
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...Yale Universities, lunch at the Oak Room in the Plaza Hotel with fifty members of NOW demanding service from the wait staff, testifying before the Senate against the nomination of a... (full context)
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...encouraged man-hating and class warfare. They threatened to take over the New York chapter of NOW and drive out women who wanted “equality but who also wanted to keep on loving... (full context)
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On August 26, 1970, NOW organized a march to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment,... (full context)