- NAME: Betty Friedan
- OCCUPATION: Women's Rights Activist, Journalist
- BIRTH DATE: February 04, 1921
- DEATH DATE: February 04, 2006
- EDUCATION: Smith College, University of California, Berkeley
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Peoria, Illinois
- PLACE OF DEATH: Washington, D.C.
- Originally: Bettye Naomi Goldstein
- AKA: Bettye Goldstein
- Full Name: Betty Naomi Friedan
- AKA: Betty Naomi Goldstein
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Writer, feminist and women's rights activist Betty Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique (1963) and co-founded the National Organization for Women.
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Friedan later explored the later stages of a woman's life in The Fountain of Age, which was published in 1993, when she was in her 70s.
Betty Friedan died of heart failure on February 4, 2006, in Washington, D.C. Today, Friedan is remembered as one of the leading voices of the women's rights movement of the 20th century. Furthermore, the work that she started is still being carried by the three organizations she helped to establish.
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