SSUSH24: b

Describe the National Organization of Women (NOW) and the origins and goals of the modern women’s movement: 

Founding of NOW: The creation of NOW dates back to 1964 when the Civil Rights Act was trying to be passed. Once the civil rights act was passed a group of women started protesting that the sex-discrimination wasn’t being enforced and that it was going against the act. With the group of women being fed up with it they wanted to make a difference right then and there. That’s where the founder of NOW, Betty Friedan, stepped in and formed NOW a national organization of Women. This organization was created in 1966 and there responsibility was to push for an amendment to guarantee equal rights to both sexes, abortion rights, and end violence among women. Betty went on to write a book called Feminine Mystique where she broke the cultural norm that all women were god housewives. The group had a big influence in the Roe v. Wade court case. The Chief of Justice was no other than Earl Warren.

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1. 1 in 3 women worldwide experience some form of sexual violence or intimate partner violence.2. 1 in 6 men experience sexualviolence.3. Less than 50% of victims report these crimes.

Reflection: Betty and her group of women grabbed national attention and with the help of NOW, sex-discrimination is no longer legal. NOW was and still is fighting for equal rights and has had a huge impacted.

http://now.org/

https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/blog/2015/06/30/day-history-national-organization-women-was-founded

https://www.britannica.com/topic/National-Organization-for-Women

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