Friedan is an American surname, and may refer to:

  • Betty Friedan (1921-2006), American feminist
  • Daniel Friedan (21st century), American theoretical physicist

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Other articles related to "friedan":

Sexual Revolution In 1960s America - Feminism and Important Literature
... Feminist movements combined with important literature such as Betty Friedan's Feminine Mystique helped change peoples concepts of the woman’s role in relation to sex ... In the Feminine Mystique, Friedan tackles the issue of the domestic role of women in 1960s America and the feeling of dissatisfaction with it ... Friedan believed that women should not conform to this popularized view of the feminine, (The Housewife) and that they should participate in, if not ...
Betty Friedan - Influence
... Friedan is credited for starting the contemporary feminist movement and writing a book that is one of the cornerstones of American feminism ... Allan Wolf, in The Mystique of Betty Friedan writes “She helped to change not only the thinking but the lives of many American women, but recent books throw ... Judith Hennessee (Betty Friedan Her Life) and Daniel Horowitz, a professor of American Studies at Smith College, have also written about Friedan ...
Daniel Friedan
... Daniel Harry Friedan (born October 3, 1948) is an American theoretical physicist and is one of two sons of the feminist author and activist Betty Friedan ...
Women's Strike For Equality - Organization
... to commemorate the anniversary of landmark legislation and to spotlight present battles, Betty Friedan, considered to many to be the mother of feminism, planned the ... Friedan continued to develop a workable strategy beginning months in advance despite the negative reception ... But Friedan prevailed and avoided deep divisions by recruiting women and men, liberals and conservatives alike ...

Famous quotes containing the word friedan:

    It is easier to live through someone else than to become complete yourself.
    —Betty Friedan (b. 1921)

    What had really caused the women’s movement was the additional years of human life. At the turn of the century women’s life expectancy was forty-six; now it was nearly eighty. Our groping sense that we couldn’t live all those years in terms of motherhood alone was “the problem that had no name.” Realizing that it was not some freakish personal fault but our common problem as women had enabled us to take the first steps to change our lives.
    —Betty Friedan (20th century)

    Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework—an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self- sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life.
    —Betty Friedan (b. 1921)