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Betty Friedan

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No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor.

— Betty Friedan

#housekeeping #orgasm #sex #sexuality #women

You can have it all, just not all at the same time.

— Betty Friedan

#feminism #life #making-it #opportunity #success

It is perhaps beside the point to remark that bowling alleys and supermarkets have nursery facilities, while schools and colleges and scientific laboratories and government offices do not.

— Betty Friedan

#wry-humor #humor

It is wrong to keep spelling out unnecessary choices that make women unconsciously resist either commitment or motherhood--and that hold back recognition of the needed social changes.

— 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

#compete #copying #either #handicapped #handicaps

It is easier to live through someone else than to become complete yourself.

— Betty Friedan

#complete #easier #else #live #someone

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.

— Betty Friedan

#aging #lost #new #opportunity #stage

The feminine mystique has succeeded in burying millions of American women alive.

— Betty Friedan

#american #american women #burying #feminine #millions

Man is not the enemy here, but the fellow victim.

— Betty Friedan

#fellow #here #man #victim

Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.

— Betty Friedan

#enemy #feel #fellow #inadequate #kill

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Women's Strike for Equality
In 1970 NOW with Friedan leading the cause was instrumental in bringing down the nomination of G. will ideally come from mother and father. Influence
Friedan is credited for starting the contemporary feminist movement and writing a book that is one of the cornerstones of American feminism.

Friedan founded the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws but was later critical of the abortion-centered politicized tactics of many liberal and radical feminists. 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 20th century. Friedan was also a strong supporter of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution that passed the United States House of Representatives (by a vote of 354-24) and Senate (84-8) following intense pressure by women's groups led by NOW in the early 1970s.

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