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Life Story: Betty Friedan (1921–2006)

Author of The Feminine Mystique and NOW Co-founder

The feminist activist who questioned the American housewife ideal, wrote The Feminine Mystique, and co-founded NOW.

Betty Friedan at Son’s Birthday Party

Betty Friedan at Son’s Birthday Party, 1953. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute.

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Betty Friedan, president of the National Organization for Women

Betty Friedan, president of the National Organization for Women, tells reporters in the New York State Assembly lobby of the groups intention to “put sex into section I of the New York constitution”, April 4, 1967. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Washington, D.C., NYWT&S Collection, LC-USZ62-122632.

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Themes

AMERICAN CULTURE; ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL CHANGE; DOMESTICITY AND FAMILY

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