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    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)

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

    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)