Monday, August 1, 2011

Betty Friedan

Today's awesome woman is Betty Friedan. She was many, many things (including Aquarius) but none of those things was "dull". Changing the world didn't look like it was easy or fun, but she did it anyway. As a stay-at-home-mom, I owe her a great debt. Without her, I might have been afraid to ask for "my time" and "my stuff" because housewives weren't supposed to need or want anything for themselves. Thank you, Betty Friedan, for saving women from drowning in their own mystique.
A leading figure in the Women's Movement in the United States, her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique is often credited with sparking the "second wave" of American feminism in the twentieth century.
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