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#132 – Betty Friedan

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Betty Friedan was a feminist author and activist, most famous for her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique1Betty Friedan.

In 1966, Friedan co-founded the National Organization for Women (NOW), and became its first president. Later, in 1970, she would lead 20,000 women in New York City in the Woman’s Strike for Equality, a national event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the Constitution.

In 1969, she founded the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (NARAL).

She also published several other books, including her autobiography Life so Far which was published in 2000.