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Author of the groundbreaking 1963 work, The Feminine Mystique, and a leading figure in 20th-century American feminism’s second wave. She established the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1966 and served as the group’s first president.
She married Carl Friedan in 1947; together, the couple had three children: Emily, Daniel, and Jonathan.
How did Betty Friedan die?
Betty Friedan's death was caused by heart failure.
|Cause of death||Heart Failure|
|Age of death||85 years|
|Birthday||February 4, 1921|
|Death date||February 4, 2006|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women’s denigration of themselves.Betty Friedan
We need to see men and women as equal partners, but it’s hard to think of movies that do that. When I talk to people, they think of movies of forty-five years ago! Hepburn and Tracy!Betty Friedan
It is easier to live through someone else than to become complete yourself.Betty Friedan
It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all.Betty Friedan
A woman is handicapped by her sex, and handicaps society, either by slavishly copying the pattern of man’s advance in the professions, or by refusing to compete with man at all.Betty Friedan