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Betty Friedan ~ "Betty Friedan (February 4, 1921 - February 4, 2006) was an American writer, activist, and feminist. A leading figure in the Women's Movement in the United States, her 1963 book 'The Feminine Mystique' is often credited with sparking the 'second wave' of American feminism in the 20th century. In 1966, Friedan founded and was elected the first president of the National Organization for Women, which aimed to bring women 'into the mainstream of American society now [in] fully…"

BETTY FRIEDAN - Author of "the Feminine Mystique," the book that helped to launch the modern feminist movement. Founding member of National Organization of Women.

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(Pleitbezorgsters van het vrouwenkiesrecht in Engeland rond Two suffragettes (women's rights movement) standing on a cart, bringing their message. England, location unknown, about

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was the first female doctor to qualify in England. She opened a school of medicine for women, and paved the way for women’s medical education in Britain. She was born in Whitechapel, London, the daughter of a pawnbroker with 12 children. She was given a good education and decided to become a doctor after meeting Dr Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor to graduate in the United States.

After becoming England's first "officially" qualified female doctor, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson opened a school for medicine for women in Britain. (via Science Museum's "Brought to Life")

Feb. 19th: The Feminine Mystique, a groundbreaking book for the feminist movement in America, was published 51 years ago today. Here's why it's still important.

Betty Friedan Publishes The Feminine Mystique

Betty Friedan 1921 - 2006 FEMINIST AUTHOR Her 1963 best seller, The Feminine Mystique — parts of which first appeared in GH — chronicled the unspoken unhappiness of women forced into restrictive roles, and helped change ideas about what women are

... Annie Kenney, (1879 - 1953) Suffragette who spent three days in prison for daring to ask Churchill and Sir Edward Grey if they believed women should have the right to vote. Neither man replied.

Annie Kenney, - Suffragette who spent three days in prison for daring to ask Churchill and Sir Edward Grey if they believed women should have the right to vote. Neither man replied. MY Grandma - E Grey (Winley) was a suffragette

Thank you Dorothy!

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.<- Dorothy Day has always been a hero of mine.

A young Betty Friedan #feminism #femininemystique #womensliberation

Betty Friedan American social activist and leading feminist figure of the she wrote the best-selling book “The Feminine Mystique” Friedan campaigned for an extension of female rights and an end to sexual discrimination.

Almost  70 years ago Lorna Johnston's life was hell ... as a prisoner of war in Yokohoma, Japan, surviving on eating the glue off envelopes. The 96-year-old Kohimarama resident is the only survivor of a group of 76 Australian POW nurses and is returning to Japan, the country that caused her so much pain, this time for an official apology.

Almost 70 years ago Lorna Johnston's life was hell . as a prisoner of war in Yokohoma, Japan, surviving on eating the glue off envelopes. The Kohimarama resident is the only survivor of a group of 76 Australian POW nurses.

Louis Pasteur: founder of physio-chemistry, father of bacteriology, inventor of bio-therapeutics; best known for inventing a method to stop milk and wine from causing sickness, now called pasteurization.

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Overview about disease-environment interactions and the contribution of Louis Pasteur.

"I want to talk about a particular area where you can, you should, and you must make a difference . . . And that is the plight of women and girls around the world . . . I have concluded after traveling many miles and visiting many places in the last decade that talent is universally distributed, but opportunity is not. The futures of these women and girls will affect yours and mine, and therefore it is not only the right thing to do, but also the smart thing." — Hillary Clinton at Barnard…

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Gabrielle Giffords - USA - 2011: Former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has become known for her resilience in the face of violence and for her consensus-building leadership in Congress. Giffords was shot in the head at point blank range at a Congress on Your Corner event in Tucson in 2011. Since then, she has become the face of moderate gun control advocates across the US. #womens #history #women in #politics

Gabrielle Giffords - Incredible Woman of the Week, Gabby Giffords says “Strong women get things done! Be passionate. Be courageous.” Thanks for the everyday inspiration, Gabby!

Of her life's work, cultural anthropologist, museum curator and feminist scholar Margaret Mead once said, "I have spent most of my life studying the lives of other peoples — faraway peoples — so that Americans might better understand themselves." Mead's professor and mentor Franz Boas is credited with the concept of cultural relativism in American anthropology, but it was Mead who truly eradicated the concept of the "savage" through her extensive fieldwork in the Pacific.

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Of her life's work, cultural anthropologist, museum curator and feminist scholar Margaret Mead once said, "I have spent most of my life studying the lives of other peoples — faraway peoples — so that Americans might better understand themselves.

Find out more about the history of Betty Friedan, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com

Betty Friedan was a women's activist who wrote the book Feminine Mystique. Her book touched upon the "problem with no name". She was also the first president of the National Organization for Women.

File:US Navy 041218-N-3236B-015 A World War II U.S. Army veteran and Nurse who served in the Battle of the Bulge, stands and watches as several speeches, presentations and a 21-gun salute are made.jpg

File:US Navy A World War II U. Army veteran and Nurse who served in the Battle of the Bulge, stands and watches as several speeches, presentations and a salute are made.

Louisa May Alcott, nurse during the Civil War and well known author, wrote "Little Women"

Louisa May Alcott, nurse during the Civil War and well known author, wrote "Little Women" Alcott civil war Little Women

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