WOMEN'S LIBERATION CAMPAIGNS

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  • NATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR WOMEN (NOW) - CAMPAIGN FOR EQUAL RIGHTS
    • NOW - biggest feminist group founded by Betty Friedman IN 1966 - aim: bring womrn into full participation in the mainstream of American society.. in a truly equal participation with men. - to achieve: campaign for Equal Rights Amendment - change to guarantee equal rights.
      • FOCUS ON EMPLOYMENT tactic: lobby gov well connected people in Kennedy commission. 67 - victories - 1) kennedy signed executive order outlaw sex discriminat in any company work for gov. 2) EEOC - equal employment - willing to enforce title vii. 3) johnson appoint 50 women to top gov posts.
        • NOW - weeks vs souther bell (67) lorena weeks taken to court for company promoting man, in spite better qualified. - faced enormous obstacles - southern bell made life difficult for her/family NOW WON - CASE SET PRECEDENT - OPEN WAY FOR WOMEN TO CHALLENGE SEXIXT PRACTICE IN WORKPLACE
          • iNEQUALITIES IN CRIMINAL LAW - jane daniel convict of robbery - longer sentence than male accomplice due to act - this act violate title vii and act taken down!
    • WOMENS LIBERATION CAMPAIGNS 60s
      • RADICAL FEMINISTS
        • Many NOW members - not radical enough! Atkinson left to form a group called the Feminists - excluded men/married women from membership - campaign against porn and marriage - in favour of abortion. stormed buildings with leaflets on female separatism.
          • NYRW - New York Radical women, organised women 'speak-outs' - events on abortions- powerful, encourage to rethink perspective on U.S restrictive abortion laws. - organised protest on Miss World pageant - believe turn women into sex objects.

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