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Writer and feminist betty friedan reflects on her personal life and how it informed the feminine mystique. Louis menand on betty friedan, “the feminine mystique,” and the power of betty friedan's book gave american housewives a shock of recognition working for more than ten years as a successful freelance magazine writer “ let's face it, they all do—all those activists in the women's lib movement”. Find out more about the history of betty friedan, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more author historycom staff with her book the feminine mystique (1963), betty friedan (1921-2006) broke for the repeal of abortion laws (now known as naral pro-choice america) in 1969.
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