Betty Friedan, 1921 – 2006



Betty Friedan

“There’s Betty Friedan,” I whisper.

“So?” Charmaine is not impressed.

“Let’s go meet her, ” I say.

We are at the National Press Club years ago. Friedan is sitting alone, save for one very, very mature matron next to her.

There was no entourage. No groupies. No interest.

We all exchanged pleasantries.

We didn’t know it, but we were saying good-bye. To her and feminism.

Betty Friedan is dead.


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Thank you (foot)notes:

Her obit is in the Washington Post. Front page. Below the fold.

The photo credit is from Or maybe the Washington Post. Hard to tell the difference.

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