Betty Friedan's 1963 book, "The Feminine Mystique," changed the face of feminism, but she's now getting a more tangible acknowledgment for her work. A monument is being unveiled today in Great View, NY, where Friedan lived while writing "The Feminine Mystique." While the author and activist received countless kudos during her life, this will be the first lasting tribute to her hard work. Friedan and Muriel Fox co founded NOW (The National Organization for Women) in 1966, and Fox has said Friedan "not only wrote the book, but then headed the organization that made it happen." The bronze monument will carry Friedan's profile and an inscription--a tribute that's long overdue, but one that still warms the cockles of our hearts.

Text and Image Source: lohud.com

 

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