National Organization for Women founded

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Historical Context Note

In 1966, amid a period of upheaval and re-evaluation in American society, the National Organization for Women was established (NOW). NOW was founded by a small cadre of feminists to promote women's equal rights and challenge discrimination in modern America, especially in the workplace. Boasting some 250,000 members, since the 1960s, NOW has focused on passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, child care, abortion, pregnancy leave, comparable-worth legislation, and pension rights.

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Citation:
Richert, Lucas Paul. "National Organization for Women founded". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5670, accessed 26 November 2014.]


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  1. Feminism &Women Studies