Betty Friedan (4 February 1921 – 4 February 2006)
I just read from Dr. B. (2006-02-04) that Betty Friedan — author of The Feminine Mystique, founding member and first president of the National Organization for Women in 1966, founding member of the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws in 1969, and one of the founding mothers of the second-wave feminist movement in the United States — died at her home today, on her 85th birthday. Friedan was a prescient, maddening, monumental, and complicated figure in the women’s movement, and she deserves much better than I could offer her by way of a memorial in the space and time that I have tonight.
More to come.
- The Feminine Mystique (1963), Chapter 1: The Problem that Has No Name and Chapter 2: The Happy Housewife Heroine
- New York Times (2006-02-04): Betty Friedan, Who Ignited Cause in
Feminine Mystique,Dies at 85
- NOW Press Release (2006-02-04): In Memoriam: Betty Friedan
- Dr. B.’s Blog (2006-02-04): Betty Friedan, feminist icon, Dies at 85
- media girl (2006-02-04): Betty Friedan, R.I.P.
- Jumping Out of Windows in Expensive Clothes (2006-02-04): Betty Friedan R.I.P.
- Pesky Apostrophe (2006-02-04): Hot ashes for trees