The Feminine Mystique


Betty Friedan

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An amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that forbids discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin or ethnicity.

Title VII Quotes in The Feminine Mystique

The The Feminine Mystique quotes below are all either spoken by Title VII or refer to Title VII. 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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Title VII Term Timeline in The Feminine Mystique

The timeline below shows where the term Title VII appears in The Feminine Mystique. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...movement like the Civil Rights Movement for black people. Friedan went to Washington, DC after Title VII , which banned sex discrimination in employment, had been passed. The man in charge of... (full context)
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...a young female lawyer who worked for the agency that would do nothing to enforce Title VII led to the idea to start the National Organization for Women. Friedan co-founded the group... (full context)