Who is Betty Friedan?

  • (noun): United States feminist who founded a national organization for women (born in 1921).
    Synonyms: Friedan, Betty Naomi Friedan

Betty Friedan

Betty Friedan (February 4, 1921 – February 4, 2006) was an American writer, activist, and feminist.

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Feminism In The United States - Second Wave
... In the early 1960s Betty Friedan wrote a controversial book entitled The Feminine Mystique in which she critiqued the patterns of middle class women in the United States at the ... Furthermore, Betty Friedan began encouraging women to strive to find their own callings in life and seek other personal and professional roles in a ... In 1966, roughly 30 women including Betty Friedan formed National Organization for Women where they sought to bring awareness to all the limited access ...
History Of Feminism - Waves of Feminism - Second Wave - Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique, and The Rise of Women's Liberation
... In 1963, Betty Friedan published her exposé The Feminine Mystique, giving a voice to the discontent and disorientation many women felt in being shunted into homemaking ... In the book, Friedan explored the roots of the change in women's roles from essential workforce during World War II to homebound housewife and mother after the war, and ...
NARAL Pro-Choice America - History
... activist), journalist Lawrence Lader, and women's rights advocate Betty Friedan ... the life or health of the mother—and those led by Betty Friedan and Conni Bille, favoring abortion rights at the discretion of the mother ... Marc Hughes Fisher, Betty Friedan, Norval Morris, Stewart Mott, Dr ...

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    We need to see men and women as equal partners, but it’s hard to think of movies that do that. When I talk to people, they think of movies of forty-five years ago! Hepburn and Tracy!
    Betty Friedan (b. 1921)

    What had really caused the women’s movement was the additional years of human life. At the turn of the century women’s life expectancy was forty-six; now it was nearly eighty. Our groping sense that we couldn’t live all those years in terms of motherhood alone was “the problem that had no name.” Realizing that it was not some freakish personal fault but our common problem as women had enabled us to take the first steps to change our lives.
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