- Name: Betty Friedan
- Born: 02/04/1921
- Died: 02/04/2006 (85 years old)
- Occupation: Writer, activist
- Known for: Sparking the beginning of second-wave feminism
Betty Friedan (/ , -/, February 4, 1921 – February 4, 2006) was an American feminist writer and activist. A leading figure in the women’s movement in the United States, her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique is often credited with sparking the second wave of American feminism in the 20th century. In 1966, Friedan co-founded and was elected the first president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), which aimed to bring women “into the mainstream of American society now [in] fully equal partnership with men.”
Birth Name: Bettye Naomi Goldstein
Notable Works: The Feminine Mystique
Alias: Bettye Naomi Goldstein
Birth Place: Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
Death Place: Washington, D.C., U.S.