- Describe the National Organization of Women (NOW) and the origins and goals of the modern women’s movement – TAKE BACK THE NIGHT EVENT FLYER FOR COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY OF CHOICE
- Founding of NOW
- Major actions and accomplishments -Take Back the Night how have they contributed to the women’s movement
- Feminine Mystique – what is it, importance
- Roe v. Wade – Who was the chief justice, what was the decision on what constitutional/legal ground
During this time, Women’s rights were becoming important. The creation of NOW (National Organization of Women) happened in the year of 1966. The purpose to the group is to gain equality for all genders in social, political, and economic life. One of the founders of the organization, Betty Friedan, wrote a book called Feminine Mystique. In this book, she talks about stereotypes for women and how women are not just meant to just stay at home and work around the house all day. Women can work just as hard as men can and she was an active feminist who promoted this idea. Another way to promote women equality was Take Back the Night. This is there to raise awareness of sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual abuse, etc. This has produced awareness and helps women realize that they need to stand up for themselves and others. It helps empower women and show that we are more than just objects and actually mean something. We are humans and we are important. Another accomplishment during this moment was Roe v. Wade. Roe v. Wade made abortions legal in the United States. The Chief Justice on the case was Warren E. Burger. Making abortions legal only happened because making it illegal goes against the 1st, 4th, 9th, and 14th amendment because this is a citizen’s decisions.
Without any of this happening, women would not get enough respect or rights that they deserve. As a young lady, I like how I am actually able to make decisions over my body. I am happy that I am allowed to work anywhere and I am not required to stay at home and clean. A woman is strong and powerful and I feel like that is what this movement represented. Everyone deserves respect and this has definitely helped with showing that one’s gender does that define what you can or can not do.