Betty Friedan (1921-2006) was an American liberal feminist.
Her book The Feminine Mystique in 1963 was one of the most influential books for the women's movement in both the USA and the UK.
She founded the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1966, the National Women's Political Caucus in 1971, the First Women's Bank in 1973, and called the First International Feminist Congress in 1973.
Why is Betty Friedan famous?
Betty Friedan was a leading figure in the Women's Movement in the United States.Life in Brief:
- Being born on Feb 04, Betty was an Aquarius.
- her ethnicity: White.
- her mother's name: Miriam Horwitz Goldstein.
- her father's name: Harry Goldstein.
- Brother : Harry Goldstein.
- Sister : Amy Goldstein Adams.
Betty Friedan had studied at Peoria High School, Peoria, IL (in 1938) and then she attended the Smith College (in 1942).
Betty dated Carl Friedan (husband) and amongst other amorous encounters was David Bohm (boyfriend).
She died on Saturday, February 04, 2006, in Washington; cause of death: heart failure.
Famous Why : Rights for women spokesperson.
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