February 5, 2006

Betty Friedan

The author of The Feminine Mystique died yesterday, on her birthday, at 85 years old.

I have not read her book, and, honestly, I think my most direct contact with it is the scene in Ten Things I Hate About You when Kat throws it at Patrick in the bookshop, but there is little doubt Friedan's thoughts and words have affected us all deeply, and I think immeasurably for the better. And perhaps today we do need to go back for some fresh ideas to Friedan's book.

NYT Obit

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