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    At a news-conference in New York On Tuesday (25 August) supporters both male and female of the Women's Liberation Movement spoke out against male domination, and discussed a march for liberty and equality down New York's Fifth Avenue, due to take place next day.

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    At a news-conference in New York On Tuesday (25 August) supporters both male and female of the Women's Liberation Movement spoke out against male domination, and discussed a march for liberty and equality down New York's Fifth Avenue, due to take place next day.

    The spokesmen were Senator Charles Goodell of New York, and Betty Frieden, one of the leaders of the movement.

    The Fifth Avenue march was part of a proposed nation-wide strike planned for August 26th., one of hundreds of protests planned from Maine to Montana commemorating the 50th, anniversary of women's suffrage. Women have been urged to "girl-cott" males, whether husbands or employers, dump their babies in the laps of their menfolk, and converge on city halls to toss away their symbols of oppression.

    A spoof New York Times "Too Late City Edition" ran a banner headline; "Women's Strike Emasculates A Stunned Nation". The National Organisation for Women (NOW), which printed the spoof newspaper, was formed by Miss Friedan in 1966, and is one of the main groups participating in the strike.

    Other supporting organisations include the American Radical Nun, WITCH (Women's International Terrorist Conspiracy From Hell), the Young Woman's Christian Association, and the American Civil Liberties Union.

    Not all women are in favour of the strike however. A Santa Barbara, California, house-wife and mother-of-eight, Mrs. Helen Andelin, has proclaimed September 30th "Celebration of Womanhood Day".

    She has mailed a newsletter to 30,000 women across America urging them to " wear most frilly, feminine dress, sing to your husband, and tell him he is the most important person in your life, and especially that you enjoy being a wife, mother and home-maker, and making him happy."
    Senator Goodell and Miss Friedan defended in New York women's rallies and demonstrations, which in the case of the Fifth Avenue march, might defy policy restrictions on demonstrators.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACH4C6HNS77QJDJY3YKHPBUPSA
    Media URN:
    VLVACH4C6HNS77QJDJY3YKHPBUPSA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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