Essays Tagged: "National Organization for Women"

The Feminine Mystique

The Feminine Mystique is the title of a book written by Betty Friedan who also foundedThe National Organization for Women (NOW) to help US women gain equal rights. Shedescribes the 'feminine ... ppression felt by lesbian women, even among the homosexualrealm. In 1971 NOW became the first major national women's organization to support lesbianrights. It has been one of the organization's priori ...

(5 pages) 166 0 3.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Sexual Harassment and the Clarence Thomas Hearings

tion Sexual harassment is a very broad term and can be interpreted in a variety of ways. The National Organization of Women (NOW) defines sexual harassment as 'any repeated or unwarranted verba ... ns. Professional criticisms were slightly different. Marcia Greenberger, co-president of the National Women's Law Center, noted that the Hill-Thomas hearings 'prompted a sea change. . . in the ...

(7 pages) 176 0 4.2 May/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

Sexism-Patriarchy

ayal asbeing weak. They now have more opposition then they used to havefrom feminist organizations (National Organization for Women) andBrian S. Slevindiscrimination laws.Today's sexist man is a caref ...

(8 pages) 114 0 4.0 Jan/1995

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

The Infestation of Feminism.

men's rights, on the surface, all the while the real motive is power. There was a case in which the National Organization for Women (NOW) pressured more than 900 women employees to sue Merrill Lynch f ...

(4 pages) 87 2 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

The Expiration of the Feminist Necessity.

a male dominated society. The issues to be addressed by established organizations, specifically the National Organization for Women, were education and counseling, home and community services, women i ... basic income, women under the law, and women as citizens.1 According to Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women, cites "reproductive freedom, ending racism, lesbian rights, economi ...

(8 pages) 174 0 4.7 Aug/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Betty Friedan's Biography.

1963, Betty wrote a book about the silent suffering of millions, called The Feminine Mystique.NOW (National Organization for Women) was created on October 29, 1966. Betty Became NOW's first president ...

(2 pages) 52 0 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

The Kitchen God's Wife

led. Women are facing similar disregard presently,and theirmovement is truly one for civil rights.A nationalcampaign by the National Organization of Women began on 2 March1984,demanding that the US Ju ...

(21 pages) 125 1 3.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Betty Friedan - and her role in woman's rights

e this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. The graves of young Americans who answered the call to service surround the globe. ... ans to take charge for their country. Many followed these words and Betty Friedan, president of the National Organization for Women, was one of them. Betty Friedan was a devote supporter in the push f ...

(3 pages) 51 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Affirmative Action in Business and Higher Education

general have been seeing the benefits of affirmative action says Carmen Hendricks, president of the National Association of Social Workers. "The legacy of past and present discriminations, the widenin ... d just how a successful diversity program is supposed to succeed if race isn't a consideration. The National Organization for Women, better known as NOW, is quick to point out that Bush himself has be ...

(7 pages) 178 1 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

Should schools provide women with equal funding for their sport programs?

mond). Some specific examples of this can be seen at the well-known college of UCLA. The California National Organization for Women (NOW) filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights highlighting ... g to achieve equal funding forwomen's sports. The first group working hard for equal funding is the National Organization for Women (NOW). Their goal is to take action to bring about equality for all ...

(9 pages) 86 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

It is primarily through identification through social groups that we define ourselves.

n identity that is common to all of its members. Political organizations such as Greenpeace and the National Organization for Women also make a certain statement about the identity of an individual me ...

(3 pages) 111 0 1.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Domestic Violence

eteenth century (Buzawa, 1996). The issue of domestic violence, especially wife abuse, first gained national attention in 1974 with the publishing of Scream Quietly or the Neighbors Will Hear by Erin ... n by their husbands (Garcia, 1991).Shortly thereafter, the women's liberation movement, through the National Organization for Women (NOW), advocated for the end of violence against women and sought im ...

(12 pages) 237 3 4.7 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

An essay covering the history of feminism

ge was won in 1920, women were divided on the question of equal standing with men, advocated by the National Woman's party, versus some protective legislation which had been enacted; various forms of ... ghout the world. In the 1960s feminism experienced a rebirth, especially in the United States. The "National Organization for Women" also known as NOW, formed in 1966, had over 400 local chapters by t ...

(2 pages) 64 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

A description and psychological review of several essays regarding gender and sexuality in US media

e this is only counter productive for the advances women's in images we discuss and work to achieve.National Organization for Womenwww.now.orgThis website basically promotes functions, organizations a ... n areas. This websites advocates the immediate halt of all current or planned gendercide like plans.National Tran gendered Advocacy Coalitionwww.ntac.orgThis coalition works not to maintain the rights ...

(13 pages) 86 0 3.5 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Social Reforms of 1960's

of 1960's faces significance in the social history of the United States. Number of various raising national problems and the exhaustion of "never ending" Vietnam War formed a vast social chaos. Every ... upon the underpaid work. Headed be Betty Friedan's leadership, a group of determined women formed a National Organization for Women, which would stand for women's support. Apparently, this women's mes ...

(5 pages) 74 0 4.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Domestic Violence in America

eenth century (Dickstein, 1988).The issue of domestic violence, especially wife abuse, first gained national attention in 1974 with the publishing of Scream Quietly or the Neighbors Will Hear by Erin ... n by their husbands (Utech, 1994). Shortly thereafter, the women's liberation movement, through the National Organization for Women (NOW), advocated for the end of violence against women and sought im ...

(12 pages) 248 3 4.7 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Feminism In Music

llow musicians, to these ladies, also bring gender controversies. Feminist groups, such as the International Alliance for Women in Music and the National Organization for Women, fought for equal right ... last major orchestra to refuse membership to women. After pressure was brought on through the international media by the Austrian government, the music community, feminist groups, and individuals, th ...

(3 pages) 823 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Postwar Women

abeth Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, dedicated their lives to help achieve equality. They formed the National Woman's Suffrage Association, which eventually they succeeded by gaining women the right to ... anizations such as Women's Equity Action League (WEAL), the Women's Trade Unions League (WTUL), the National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA), National Organization for Women (NOW), and the ...

(6 pages) 28 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Guidelines for Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual-Affirmative Educational Practices in Graduate Psychology Programs

ell as institutional policies and campus climate for GLB persons. In the United States, there is no national legislation and only limited state-level legislation protecting GLB persons against discrim ... led to some backlash, mostly from conservative religious groups. According to the newsletter of the National Organization for Women, hundreds of bills hostile to GLB rights were introduced during 2001 ...

(24 pages) 56 0 4.3 Jul/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Affirmative Action

day news. December 9 2008http://www.usatoday.com/news/polls/tables/live/0623.htm>."www.now.org". National Organization for Women. December 10 2008.

(3 pages) 56 0 5.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History