The Uncommon Man

February 06, 2006

Betty Friedan Passes

On Saturday, Feminist leader Betty Friedan died. She was the author of the ground-breaking book The Feminine Mystique. She was also the founder of the National Organization for Women (NOW), convener of the National Women's Political Caucus and a leader in the efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.

via CNN - Betty Friedan, philosopher of modern-day feminism, dies

UPDATE: an overview of the complex work of Betty Friedan - places she stepped things forward, places she fell short. Via Hugo Schwyzer - A Brief Reflection on Betty Friedan

Posted by Russell at February 6, 2006 08:15 AM


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