Last Week’s Wednesday Who?

Answer: Betty Friedan

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 twentieth century. In 1966, Friedan founded and was elected the first president of the National Organization for Women, which aimed to bring women “into the mainstream of American society now [in] fully equal partnership with men.”

For more information, read her obituary from the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/05/national/05friedan.html?ex=1296795600&en=30472e5004a66ea3&ei=5090

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