It Changed My Life: Writings on the Women's Movement
"It Changed My Life." That's what Betty Friedan heard over and over from women throughout the United States, after the publication of her radical best-seller, The Feminine Mystique, sparked the beginning of contemporary feminism. The first stirring and uncertain years of the women's movement helped many women put a name to the sense of invisibility, powerlessness, and depression that Friedan famously called "the problem that has no name."
First published in 1976, "It Changed My Life" is a compellingly readable collection of reports from the front, back in the days less than a generation ago when women were routinely shut out of the professions and higher education, underpaid, condescended to, and harassed without consequences to the harassers. The book describes the political campaigns for equal pay and job opportunities, for the outlawing of sex discrimination, for the Equal Rights Amendment, and for legalized abortion, the creation of National Organization for Women, the National Abortion Rights Action League, and the National Women's Political Caucus, and analyzes the antifeminist backlashes. Encounters with Simone de Beauvoir and Indira Gandhi are juxtaposed with moving and vivid personal struggles of many ordinary women. Among those women was Friedan herself, who frankly recorded her astonishment, gratification, and anger as the movement she helped create grew beyond all her hopes, and then raced beyond her control into a sexual politics she found disturbing.
A classic of modern feminism, "It Changed My Life" brings back years of struggle for those who were there, and recreates the past for the readers of today who were not yet born during these struggles for the opportunities and respect to which women can now feel entitled. In changing women's lives, the women's movement has changed everything.
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very much inspiring. recommend it to every woman (and every man). Read full review
Review: It Changed My Life: Writings on the Women's MovementUser Review - Goodreads
Anyone interested in the women's movement must take the time to read this book. An excellent insight into the women's movement.
The Way We Were1949 1974
Angry Letters Relieved Letters 1963
The Fourth Dimension 1964
Television and the Feminine Mystique 1964
The Crisis in Womens Identity 1964
NOW Statement of Purpose 1966
The Presidents Report
The National Womens
BETTY FRIEDANS NOTEBOOK
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
Tokenism and the PseudoRadical Copout 1969
A Womans Civil Right 1969
Judge Carswell and the Sex Plus Doctrine 1970
Call to Womens Strike for Equality 1970
Critique of Sexual Politics 1970
Scary Doings in Mexico City 1975
AN OPEN LETTER TO