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History
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HIS378H1
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Candice Sobers

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HIS378 I. Introduction II. Women’s Liberation • Medicalization of women and their discontent: Valium • Hysteria • Biologically at risk of going crazy • Pressures women are feeling about being perfect mothers—valium  introduced in 1963.  • Anxiety­ and in 1965 valium was the most prescribed drug in history • The feminine mystic and Betty Freidan • “the problem that has no name” • National Organization for Women (NOW), 1966 III. Taking it to the Streets • Critiqued NOW because it really focused on middle class white women –  but what about women who were of a different race, who didn’t know  their sexual freedoms, or trapped in poverty • National organization for women • You see splits in women’s movements at the time as well.  • The second class status – and as a result women’s problems start to be  addressed in left circles and a few right ones – though no one acts upon it.  • Freedom Trash • Our bodies, ourselves • Movement becomes more radicalized as they begin to address women’s  health and bodies.  • Gloria Stina – young journalist who goes undercover as a playboy bunny • While it’s a bit scandalize, its given it a pass because it seems a bit  revolutionary • Play Boy clubs • “A bunni
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