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Glossary Term – Person
Betty Friedan (1921–2006), a leading feminist, published the landmark book The Feminine Mystique in 1963. Friedan graduated from Smith College in 1942 and was married in 1947. After ten years as a mother and a housewife, Friedan found herself frustrated by the confinement of her situation and lack of options as a woman. She studied the lives and dissatisfaction of American women and published her findings in The Feminine Mystique. The book was an instant success. In 1966 Friedan cofounded the National Organization for...