Particular Passions

Particular Passions: Talks with Women who Shaped our Times

Anne-Marie Slaughter, meet Betty Friedan

Betty FriedanLynn GilbertComment

Anne-Marie Slaughter's article that is getting the attention it deserves in the press restates many of Betty Friedan’s goals and concerns in forming NOW in 1966, and her awareness that being able to compete at work meant being able to shift roles in the home.

In her statement of purpose for the National Organization of Women, Friedan wrote “Full equality for women and full equal partnership with men. Take action to break through the barriers that keep women from participating in the mainstream of society.

…We could see even then, or we saw it more clearly as we went along, that it also had to mean a change, a very basic change in marriage, and in the home, which had been defined as the woman’s world.”

How long have we come Baby?

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