Friday, August 04, 2006

Betty Friedan

click on the image to view an interview with Betty Friedan

”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

The National Organization for Women, which Betty Friedan co-founded in 1966, has an article here posted on the day she died, February 4, 2006. Betty Friedan was a feminist icon. While she was considered to be abrasive and even extremist by many, she also clearly had a lasting impact on the women's movement and, therefore, on the lives of American women.

...and I really love that she identifies the problem with men being that they feel useless because they don't have to club anything. Gotta love that while she was so hard-core, and probably right, this is also funny as hell.

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