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Betty Friedan (1921 – 2006)


"second-wave" feminist best known for The Feminine Mystique, a critique of women's role as stay-at-home mothers.
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Betty Friedan
Playboy: What's behind the current's men's movement?
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Friedan: I thought it was absolutely outrageous that the Silence of the Lambs won four Oscars. [...] I'm not saying that the movie shouldn't have been shows. I'm not denying the movie was an artistic triumph, but it was about the evisceration, the skinning alive of women. That is what I find offensive. Not the Playboy centerfold.
Friedan
The problem that has no name (which is simply the fact that American women are kept from growing to their full human capacities) is taking a far greater toll on the physical and mental health of our country than any known disease.




Friedan Betty quotes
Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self- sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life.
Friedan Betty
If divorce has increased by one thousand percent, don't blame the women's movement. Blame the obsolete sex roles on which our marriages were based.
Betty Friedan quotes
It is easier to live through someone else than to become complete yourself.
Betty Friedan
Friedan: Men had to be supermen: stoic, responsible meal tickets. Dominance is a burden. Most men who are honest will admit that.
Friedan Betty quotes
When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman.
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