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“It Changed My Life”

Writings on the Women’s Movement, With a New Introduction

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674468856

Publication Date: 03/15/1998


528 pages

5 x 7-1/2 inches


  • Introduction, 1998
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Consciousness: Breaking through the Feminine Mystique
    • The Way We Were—1949 (1974)
    • Angry Letters, Relieved Letters (1963)
    • Woman: The Fourth Dimension (1964)
    • Television and the Feminine Mystique (1964)
    • The Crisis in Women’s Identity (1964)
  • Part II. The Actions: Organizing the Women’s Movement for Equality
    • NOW Statement of Purpose (1966)
    • “The First Year”: The President’s Report to NOW 1967
    • “Our Revolution Is Unique”: Excerpt from the President’s Report to NOW, 1968
    • “Tokenism and the Pseudo-Radical Copout” (1969)
    • Abortion: A Woman’s Civil Right (1969)
    • Judge Carswell and the “Sex Plus” Doctrine (1970)
    • Call to Women’s Strike for Equality (1970)
    • Strike Day, August 26th, 1970
    • Critique of Sexual Politics (1970)
    • “The Next Step”: The National Women’s Political Caucus (1971)
  • Part III. Betty Friedan’s Notebook: Struggling for Personal Truth (1971-1973)
  • Part IV. Transcending Polarities: New Power in the World
    • Madame Prime Minister (1966)
    • A Visit with Pope Paul (1974)
    • A Dialogue with Simone de Beauvoir (1975)
    • The Crises of Divorce (1974)
    • An Open Letter to True Men (1974)
    • Scary Doings in Mexico City (1975)
  • An Open Letter to the Women’s Movement—1976
  • Afterwords
    • Afterword to “The National Women’s Political Caucus”
    • Afterword to “Madame Prime Minister”
    • Afterword to “A Visit with Pope Paul”
    • Afterword to “Scary Doings in Mexico City”
    • Afterword to “An Open Letter to the Women’s Movement—1976”

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