Betty Friedan

Betty Friedan was a notable American feminist from the 1960's. she played an influential role in the U.S. women's movement as a women's rights activist, co- founder of the National Organization for Women, and worked her beliefs in gender equality through writing
I find it fascinating, how different things were in that time period. It's interesting to see how outwardly opinionated and brave this women was in the 1960's whilst finding a way to make a difference.


The term feminism can be used to describe a political, cultural, or economic movement aimed at establishing equal rights and legal protection for women.The movement has been divided into three waves. The first wave was in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, mainly referring to suffrage (mostly concerned with women's right to vote). The second wave refers to the ideas and actions that had to do with the women's liberation movement beginning in the 1960's. The third wave refers to the response to what appears to be failures of second wave feminism starting in the 90s.

MLA citations:

Friedan, Betty. "The Problem That Has No Name." The Feminine Mystique. George J. McLeod, 1963. Print.