Early Life

Betty Friedan was born in a family where she saw how women’s potential intelligence and strength had been wasted through her mother’s life, therefore Betty did not want to follow her mother’s footstep.

Betty Friedan chose to work as a reporter in New York after she graduated in 1942. Next, she became a writer for the UE News where was a start point of her later interest on Women’s right.

In Friedan’s personal life, she had three children after her marriage with Carl Friedan where she became a housewife just as any other married women do, but this did not resist her from explore and contribute to the society.

Betty Friedan, American feminist and writer. 1960. Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. By Fred Palumbo, World Telegram staff photographer. Restored by Adam Cuerden Source.