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Betty Friedan was a feminist writer and rights activist. She studied at Smith College and went on to marry and have three children. From her experience, she wrote The Feminine Mystique (1963), exploring the idea of women finding personal fulfillment outside of their traditional roles. She also helped advance the women’s rights movement as one of the founders of the National Organization for Women.

Writer, feminist, and women’s rights activist. Born February 4, 1921, in Peoria, Illinois. With her book The Feminine Mystique(1963), Betty Friedan broke new ground by exploring the idea of women finding personal fulfillment outside of their traditional roles. She also helped advance the women’s rights movement as one of the founders of the National Organization for Women (NOW).

A bright student, Betty Friedan excelled at Smith College, graduating in 1942 with a bachelor’s degree. Although she received a fellowship to study at the University of California…

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