, The Feminine Mystique (1963; New York, 1974), 148-52.
and a founding co-chair, with Betty Friedan
, of Women, Men and Media, a national group that monitors how women are covered in the media.
Jesus put his finger on the problem that feminist writer Betty Friedan
called "the illness without a name": anxiety that stems from unfulfilled promises of joy arising out of ceaseless activity, and soul hunger for things deep, spiritual, and ponderable.
A great plan, spoiled in 1959 by Betty Friedan
, who, bitter at losing her job after giving birth, went offend wrote That Book.
This symbolic annihilation of women from the big economic and political story of 1996 raises disturbing questions," said Betty Friedan
, Women, Men and Media's executive director and co-chair.
In June 1975, weeks after Saigon fell, Betty Friedan
led a large delegation of American feminists to Mexico City for an International Woman's Year World Conference hosted by the United Nations.
And non-fiction writers like Betty Friedan
and Kate Millett (whose section in Sexual Politics devoted to Norman Mailer doubtless sparked his enmity) definitely had a huge influence.
Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, bell hooks, Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan
, Victoria Woodhull, Margaret Fuller, Amelia Bloomer, Wilma Mankiller, Phyllis Chesler, Mary Daly, Katie Roiphe, Rebecca Walker, and Cherri Moraga.
A few words about Betty Friedan
, whose death in February at 85 brought a deeply troubled era to its natural conclusion.
, 85, whose manifesto The Feminine Mystique laid the groundwork for the modern feminist movement, of congestive heart failure at her Washington, D.
Some of the more recognizable speakers and essayists include Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Betty Friedan
, and Naomi Wolf; but what stands out most is the number of contributors who will not be familiar to many readers.
In one of the most shocking passages of her 1963 feminist classic, The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan
claimed that "the women who 'adjust' as housewives, who grow up wanting to be 'just a housewife,' are in as much danger as the millions who walked to their own death in the concentration camps.