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Interviews of, and Articles about, Sonia Pressman Fuentes

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Sonia Pressman Fuentes

"Up from the kitchen floor"

Excerpt from Betty Friedan’s article, “Up from the kitchen floor,” NY Times Magazine (March 4, 1973, pp. 8, 28-29), crediting Sonia with giving her the idea to start an organization to fight for women like the NAACP fought for its constituents.

“One day, a cool young woman lawyer, who worked for the agency that was not enforcing the law against sex discrimination, carefully closed the door of her office and said to me with tears in her eyes, `I never meant to be so concerned about women. I like women. But I'm getting an ulcer, the way women are being betrayed. We may never have another chance like this law again. Betty, you have to start an N.A.A.C.P. for women. You are the only one free enough to do it.’"