Saturday, February 04, 2006

Betty Friedan Dies


One of the most mind-blowing experiences of my young life was reading The Feminine Mystique in college. It's not that I was a sexist pig going into CMU or anything, I'd just never been exposed to the details, the realities of life for a woman in the 1950's. That book, and the class I read it in, changed my life in a lot of ways, and inspired me to think just a little bit harder; to think beyond my own experiences.

She later went on to found the National Organization for Women and in her autumn years, turned her focus to the aged population. The world's a much better place for her contributions, and here's hoping she gets the send off she deserves.


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