Betty Friedan

Standard Name: Friedan, Betty


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Friends, Associates Leonora Carrington
Having met such leaders of feminist activity in the 1970s as Gloria Orenstein and Betty Friedan , LC developed working friendships with women who would help shape her public reputation at the end of the...
Intertextuality and Influence Simone de Beauvoir
SB 's many honours during her lifetime included the Sonning Prize for European Culture in 1983, and an honorary doctorate from Cambridge University . There is a Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University in...
Literary responses Margaret Mead
Her celebration of child-rearing (here and elsewhere) led Betty Friedan to ascribe to her a major influence on the 1950s campaign to re-domesticate American women.
Banner, Lois W. Intertwined Lives: Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and Their Circle. Alfred A. Knopf, p. xii; 540 pp.
politics Leonora Carrington
In New YorkLC met and began a friendship with feminist art critic Gloria Orenstein , who later championed her work in a 1974 Ms. magazine profile and elsewhere. At a rally with Orenstein, LC
Textual Features Judith Kazantzis
The errant unicorn that she struggles to ride is the poetic impulse, and she says she entertains incompatible wishes: to ride it hard towards social goals, but also not to be labelled or compelled along...


19 February 1963: US feminist Betty Friedan caused a furore...

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19 February 1963

US feminist Betty Friedan caused a furore by publishing The Feminine Mystique, an examination of the way that women's lives are cramped by socially accepted ideals of femininity.

30 June 1966: The US National Organization for Women (NOW)...

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30 June 1966

The US National Organization for Women (NOW) was formed by delegates to the Third National Conference of the Commission on the Status of Women in Washington, DC.


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