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International Women's YearThe Greatest Consciousness-Raising Event in History$
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Jocelyn Olcott

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780195327687

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780195327687.001.0001

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The First Rule of Fight Club

The First Rule of Fight Club

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(p.165) Scene 11 The First Rule of Fight Club
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International Women's Year
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Jocelyn Olcott

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195327687.003.0012

Although the NGO tribune had been fashioned as the free-wheeling counterpart to the more protocol-bound intergovernmental conference, it did have one rule: no one was authorized to represent the tribune. However, by the conference’s mid-point, many tribune-goers, particularly those who had joined the Feminist Caucus, grew frustrated that they did not have a say in the government proceedings. The Feminist Caucus renamed itself United Women of the Tribune and sent a delegation led by Betty Friedan to submit proposed amendments to the IWY World Plan of Action. Other groups emerged to challenge the United Women’s authority to represent the tribune to the conference.

Keywords:   representation, feminism, imperialism, Betty Friedan, Feminist Caucus

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