Saturday, February 04, 2006

Betty Friedan

Betty Friedan died this afternoon on her 85th birthday. No matter what you think of some of her political manueverings--such as purging NOW of all lesbians, her coverup of her own domestic violence--she gave Americans the language of liberal feminism, which was radical in itself.
Unfortunately, 43 years from the publication of The Feminine Mystique, we are still very far from equality.

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