Betty Friedan, RIP


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A great woman

An inspiration for so many of us. I mourn, grateful for her example.

Thanks for posting this.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 4 February 2006 - 9:09pm
Betty Friedan

A woman of her age and an ageless advocate for individual rights. With her flaws she still spoke truth to power.

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Posted by Eugene Plawiuk (not verified) on 4 February 2006 - 9:19pm
Betty Friedan

I read "The Feminine Mystique" when I was 24, already married with two small children, already wondering how it had happened that person I was in college no longer mattered -- that I was supposed to be Betty Crocker, that my success was supposed to be helping my husband be successful (right down to making his peanut butter sandwiches and ironing his shirts) or having bright children who maybe learning how to turn a domestic chore into some kind of art form: like baking my own bread or making my own curtains.

Friedan's book had a huge impact on my thinking and on my life. I went back and read the opening chapter on the Web and it brought tears to my eyes. It was the beginning. There were other books later, but none that had that blast of truth for my generation.

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Posted by Shotsi (not verified) on 5 February 2006 - 3:51pm

Friedan, I suspect, will not RIP. There is no peace to the wicked.

She is now before Jesus explaining why she hated God so much.

Don's picture
Posted by Don (not verified) on 9 February 2006 - 3:40pm
Don't comment

Don, honey, you should just hush. You don't know a thing about Betty Friedan's relationship with God.

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Posted by Shotsi (not verified) on 9 February 2006 - 6:06pm
The Chosen

To quote "Dubbah-yaw," "she answers to a higher authority."

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Posted by Matsu on 9 February 2006 - 9:33pm
You obviously have an inside track

Please tell us what God is thinking. If you are the new Messiah, don't languish in obscurity here. Get out on the Washington Mall and speak out against the money-changers and warmongers and, oh yeah, those who judge others.

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Posted by media girl on 9 February 2006 - 9:43pm