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14 Famous Quotes by Betty Friedan
2/4/1921 - 2/4/2006
Also Known As:  
Betty Naomi Goldstein Friedan     Bettye Naomi Goldstein
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Man is not the enemy here, but the fellow victim.

Men Quotes, by Betty Friedan

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Man is not the enemy here, but the fellow victim.

Men and women Quotes, by Betty Friedan

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The feminine mystique has succeeded in burying millions of American women alive.

Men and women Quotes, by Betty Friedan

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Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women's denigration of themselves. -Betty Friedan.

Men and women Quotes, by Betty Friedan

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When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Betty Friedan

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There needs to be bolder thinking, ... on how to measure the quality of life of men and women in the work force. Currently, success is measured by material advancements. We need to readjust the definition of success to account for time outside of work and satisfaction of life, not just the dollars-and-cents bottom line.

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Aging is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength

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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.

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The suburban housewife -- she was the dream image of the young American women and the envy, it was said, of women all over the world. The American housewife -- freed by science and labor-saving appliances from the drudgery, the dangers of childbirth, and the illnesses of her grandmother had found true feminine fulfillment.

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Instead of fulfilling the promise of infinite orgasmic bliss, sex in the America of the feminine mystique is becoming a strangely joyless national compulsion, if not a contemptuous mockery.

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The glorification of the ""'woman's role,"" then, seems to be in proportion to society's reluctance to treat women as complete human beings; for the less real function that role has, the more it is decorated with meaningless details to conceal its empt

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Betty Friedan

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It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all.

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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.

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

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