Search - List of Books by Betty Friedan

"I was at a meeting two years ago in Beijing, and I passed a bunch of women who were marching in a protest. Their signs were probably saying something I wouldn't have agreed with at all. But I was so glad to see women marching. And it's happening all over the world." -- Betty Friedan
Betty Friedan (February 4, 1921 - February 4, 2006) was an American writer, activist and feminist.

A leading figure in the "Second Wave" of the U.S. Women's Movement, her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique is sometimes credited with sparking the "second wave" of feminism. Friedan co-founded National Organization for Women in 1966 which aimed to bring women "into the mainstream of American society now [in] fully equal partnership with men".

In 1970, after stepping down as NOW's first president in 1969, Friedan organized the nation-wide Women's Strike for Equality on August 26, the 50th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution granting women the right to vote. The national strike was successful beyond expectations in broadening the feminist movement. The New York City march alone attracted over 50,000 women.

Friedan joined other leading feminists (including Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer, Bella Abzug, and Myrlie Evers-Williams) in founding the National Women's Political Caucus in 1971. In 1977 she joined some of the movement's most visible and influential leaders, and 20,000 other women, at the International Women's Year federally-funded convention, the National Women's Conference, a legislative conference which sent a report to President Jimmy Carter, the United States Congress, and all the states on how to achieve equality.

Friedan was a strong proponent of the repeal of abortion laws, founding the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws, which after abortion was legalized in 1973, became the National Abortion Rights Action League. She was also a strong supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution and of many women's laws.

Though somewhat eclipsed by Gloria Steinem as America's preeminent feminist, Friedan continued to be an influential author and intellectual and remained active in politics and advocacy for the rest of her life, authoring six books. One of her later books, The Second Stage, critiqued what Friedan saw as the extremist excesses of some feminists who could be broadly classified as gender feminists.

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Total Books: 47
The Feminine Mystique
2015 - The Feminine Mystique (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781501278921
ISBN-10: 1501278924
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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La mistica de la feminidad / The feminine mystique
2009 - La Mistica De La Feminidad / the Feminine Mystique [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788437626178
ISBN-10: 843762617X
Genre: Nonfiction
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Life So Far A Memoir
2006 - Life So Far a Memoir (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743299862
ISBN-10: 0743299868
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
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Fountain of Age
2006 - Fountain of Age (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780743299879
ISBN-10: 0743299876
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Nonfiction
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Mi vida hasta ahora/ Life So Far
2003 - Mi VIda Hasta Ahora/ Life So Far [Feminismos/ Feminism - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788437620671
ISBN-10: 8437620678
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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Singen und Tanzen im Film
2003 - Singen Und Tanzen Im Film (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783552052727
ISBN-10: 3552052720
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Life So far A Memoir
2001 - Life So Far a Memoir (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743200240
ISBN-10: 0743200241
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Life So Far  A Memoir
2000 - Life So Far a Memoir (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780684807898
ISBN-10: 0684807890
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
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It Changed My Life Writings on the Women's Movement
1998 - It Changed My Life Writings on the Women's Movement (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780674468856
ISBN-10: 0674468856
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
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The Second Stage With a New Introduction
1998 - The Second Stage with a New Introduction (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780674796553
ISBN-10: 0674796551
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Beyond Gender The New Politics of Work and Family
1997 - Beyond Gender the New Politics of Work and Family (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780943875842
ISBN-10: 0943875846
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
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Mythos Alter
1997 - Mythos Alter (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783499603457
ISBN-10: 3499603454
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The Fountain Of Age - Revolutionses Our Ideas About Age And How We Live Our Lives
IT CHANGED MY LIFE
1991 - It Changed My Life (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440208396
ISBN-10: 0440208394
Genre: Nonfiction
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SECOND STAGE THE
1991 - Second Stage The [Laurel Book] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440208433
ISBN-10: 0440208432
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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The Second Stage
1986 - The Second Stage [Revised Edition with a New Introduction and Afterword] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671630645
ISBN-10: 0671630644
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Second Stage
1981 - The Second Stage (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671410346
ISBN-10: 0671410342
Genres: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
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FEMININE MYSTIQUE
1923 - Feminine Mystique (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780440324980
ISBN-10: 044032498X
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Fountain Of Age
The Fountain of Age (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780099164814
ISBN-10: 0099164817
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Second Stage
Second Stage (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780349113326
ISBN-10: 0349113327
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The Fountain of Age
The Fountain of Age (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780671400279
ISBN-10: 0671400274
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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