RIP: Betty Friedan

As you may have already heard, Betty Friedan has passed on, at the age of eighty-five. The NYT‘s obit:

With its impassioned yet clear-eyed analysis of the issues that affected women’s lives in the decades after World War II — including enforced domesticity, limited career prospects and, as chronicled in later editions, the campaign for legalized abortion — “The Feminine Mystique” is widely regarded as one of the most influential nonfiction books of the 20th century. Published by W. W. Norton & Company, the book had sold more than three million copies by the year 2000 and has been translated into many languages.

You can read an excerpt from The Feminine Mystique here. Articles by and about her can also be found here.

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