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    Life So Far

    Ms. Friedan talked about her book Life So Far: A Memoir, published by Simon and Schuster. The book chronicles her life as a writer and feminist. The founder of the National Organization for Women…

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    Women's Equality Summit Part 2

    Representatives of feminist organizations talked about gender issues and reproductive policy, including Social Security for women, political work, human rights, voting rights, health care…

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    Women's Movement Looks Ahead

    The panelists discussed where the women’s movement stands now and where it is going. They said women voters elected President Clinton and wondered how they see him now in view of the…

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    Public Image of Women in Power

    Participants discussed perceptions of women in positions of power in politics, the press and other social institutions. They focused on how the media covered women in powerful positions,…

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    Beyond Identity Politics

    As part of a lecture series commemorating the presidential Inauguration, “Looking Ahead at the 21st Century,” Ms. Friedan talked about gender issues and progress that has been made in…

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    Women in Leadership Roles

    During a conference on international solutions to global problems, women leaders from several nations discussed the growing role of women in international politics and policy. They…

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    History of Feminism

    Author Ms. Betty Friedan spoke about the feminist movement from the 1960s through today to a class in 1960s history. She shared her personal experiences in the early feminist movement and…

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    Women and Affirmative Action

    Ms. Shlaes moderated this discussion titled, “Sex, Lies and Affirmative Action.” They examined women’s social and economic progress over the past 25 years since affirmative action program…

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    Women in National Press Club

    Betty Freidan presented the Women, Men and Media Award to Helen Thomas, who then discussed the 25th anniversary of women’s admission to the National Press Club. Following her prepared…

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    Washington Sunday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    United Nations Conference on Women Review

    Ms. Friedan spoke about the recent United Nations and non-governmental organizations' conferences on women’s issues in Beijing, China. She emphasized that new terms must be created to deal with…

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    The Feminine Mystique Thirty Years Later

    As part of George Mason University’s Women’s Studies celebration of Women’s History Month, Betty Friedan talked about the state of feminism. She also talked about the storm of controversy that her…

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    Media Coverage of Women

    The Freedom Forum provided the venue for the Report on News Coverage of Women. Allen Neuharth, Freedom Forum Chairman, welcomed his guests. Participants talked about how the media covers…

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    Redefining Gender Roles in the 1990s

    The members of the panel talked about the changing face of American society. They also talked about the nature of marriage and of male-female relations. In particular, they focused on the…

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    Mothers and Daughters in Politics

    The forum was a part of a celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the National Women’s Political Caucus. The goal of the caucus is to elect more women to political office. The speakers at the forum explained how to…

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    Women and the First Amendment

    Betty Friedan, author of The Feminine Mystique and one of the founders of the National Organization of Women, spoke at the Freedom Forum on the portrayal of women in the media. Ms. Friedan is currently the co-chair of the…

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    Women, Men and the Media Part 1

    The Gannett Foundation and the University of Southern California sponsored a Conference on Women, Men, and the Media. The program included a Panel on the Breakthroughs by Women in top media…

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    Breakthroughs and Backlash

    The Gannett Foundations, Women, Men & Media Forum spoke about “Breakthrough and Backlash Point-Counterpoint” at The National Press Club.

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