Betty Friedan

Title

Betty Friedan

Subject

Women's rights

Description

Co-creator of the National Organization for Women in the US and author of noted works highlighting women's subordinate status in the US

Creator

Amy French

Source

Image copyright: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fd/Betty_Friedan_1960.jpg

Contributor

Delta College

Birth Date

1921

Birthplace

Peoria, Illinois

Death Date

2006

Biographical Text

Betty Friedan was an American feminist, activist, and writer. Her 1963 book, The Feminine Mystique, is considered an important impetus to the women’s rights movement. Friedan’s book opened the way for women to rethink their places in the family, the community, and the world at large. Friedan co-founded the National Organization of Women, the largest political organization today fighting for women’s equality. She was also a strong advocate of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Bibliography

Friedan, Betty. The Feminine Mystique. New York: W.W. Norton, 1963.

_____. It Changed My Life: Writings on the Women's Movement. New York: Random House, 1976.

_____. The Fountain of Age. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993.

Oliver, Susan. Betty Friedan: the Personal is Political. New York: Pearson Longman, 2008.

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Date Added
May 15, 2014
Collection
Women's Rights
Item Type
Person
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Citation
Amy French, “Betty Friedan,” Women Who Dared, accessed July 23, 2018, https://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/2.