Betty Friedan

Betty
Friedan
1921
2006

American Writer, Activist and Feminist

Author Quotes

American housewives have not had their brains shot away, nor are they schizophrenic in the clinical sense. But if... the fundamental human drive is not the urge for pleasure or the satisfaction of biological needs, but the need to grow and realize one’s full potential, their comfortable, empty, purposeless days are indeed cause for a nameless terror.

It is easier to live through someone else than to become complete yourself.

If divorce has increased by one thousand percent, don’t blame the women’s movement. Blame the obsolete sex roles on which our marriages were based.

The blackout of images of women or men visibly over sixty-five, engaged in any vital or productive adult activity, and their replacement by the ‘problem’ of age, is our society’s very definition of age. Age is perceived only as a decline or deterioration from youth.

Author Picture
First Name
Betty
Last Name
Friedan
Birth Date
1921
Death Date
2006
Bio

American Writer, Activist and Feminist