Betty Friedan
#748 Overall Influence

Betty Friedan

American activist


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Betty Friedan was an American feminist writer and activist. A leading figure in the women’s movement in the United States, her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique is often credited with sparking the second wave of American feminism in the 20th century. In 1966, Friedan co-founded and was elected the first president of the National Organization for Women , which aimed to bring women “into the mainstream of American society now [in] fully equal partnership with men”.

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University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

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Smith College
Smith College

Private women's liberal arts college in Massachusetts

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