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Betty Friedan, author of "The Feminine Mystique" dies

Obituaries Betty Friedan Author 2006

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#1 writergroupie

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 04:17 PM

I wasn't sure whether this belonged in GMD or here, but I figured she might be considered more a political figure than entertainment so:

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Almost 2 decades ago she came to speak at my high school.  I remember her as a strong, vibrant figure.

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 04:59 PM

I was just thinking about her!  What a great influence she has had on my life.  

Rest in peace.  

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 08:40 PM

May she rest in peace then and I hope she knew how much she changed and empowered women everywhere.


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Posted 04 February 2006 - 11:32 PM

:( An amazing woman who will be sorely missed.
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Posted 05 February 2006 - 10:22 AM

NPR link for Sunday, available at approx. 1:00 p.m. ET:

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The Legacy of Betty Friedan
Weekend Edition Sunday, February 5, 2006 Betty Friedan, a pioneer of the modern feminist movement, died Saturday at 85. Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, talks with Liane Hansen about Friedan's impact.

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Remembrances
Friedan's Push Helped Women Find Equal Footing

All Things Considered, February 4, 2006 Betty Friedan's 1963 book The Feminine Mystique helped drive the modern women's movement. The author and activist died Saturday of congestive heart failure. She was 85. Harvard historian Nancy Cott discusses Friedan's legacy with Debbie Elliott.

Related NPR Stories

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      Feb. 4, 2006
      Feminist Pioneer Betty Friedan Dies at 85
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      Feb. 11, 1998
      Friedan on Work and Family

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 01:31 PM

I always thought that feminism got a bad rap--mainly because of people who were nervous about change, particularly change in women's roles.  History will, IMO, place Friedan alongside the great civil rights leaders.
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Posted 06 February 2006 - 01:40 PM

View PostCall Me Robin, on Feb 6 2006, 11:31 AM, said:

I always thought that feminism got a bad rap--mainly because of people who were nervous about change, particularly change in women's roles.  History will, IMO, place Friedan alongside the great civil rights leaders.

It doesn't help that the media loves to portray radical feminism at it's worse (or best, depending on which way you look I suppose).

But I agree with you Robin.

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 08:30 PM

View Postwritergroupie, on Feb 4 2006, 01:17 PM, said:

I wasn't sure whether this belonged in GMD or here, but I figured she might be considered more a political figure than entertainment so:

LINK

Almost 2 decades ago she came to speak at my high school. I remember her as a strong, vibrant figure.

RIP

Jill


I met her in the 70's when I was active in NOW (and Bella Abzug, who was just a hoot). She was an amazing person.
The future is better than the past. Despite the crepehangers, romanticists, and anti-intellectuals, the world steadily grows better because the human mind, applying itself to environment, makes it better. With hands...with tools...with horse sense and science and engineering.
- Robert A. Heinlein

When I don’t understand, I have an unbearable itch to know why. - RAH


Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.  - RAH



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