Sunday, February 05, 2006

RIP, Betty Friedan
Betty Friedan, the feminist crusader and author whose searing first book, "The Feminine Mystique," ignited the contemporary women's movement in 1963 and in so doing permanently transformed the social fabric of the United States and countries around the world, died yesterday, her 85th birthday, at her home in Washington.

So many women pioneers gone this week--Friedan, Wasserstein, King. I am grateful for all of their examples; they have given us such strong foundations to leap from, to work toward even greater freedoms and justice.

No comments: