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Friedan, Betty (1921–2006)


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DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405168908.2010.x


US feminist writer. Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique in 1963 and founded the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1966, two events that galvanized the white women's liberation movement of the 1960s. Friedan's articulation of L iberal feminism (which she calls “mainstream feminism”) is widely and (usually) uncritically accepted. For a thorough critique, see Eisenstein (1981) . 1981 : The Radical Future of Liberal Feminism . 1963 : The Feminine Mystique . 1981 : The Second Stage . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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