“With her own voice, she inspired, she trailblazed, and she bulldozed through history. And with all of you, she changed the world.” Emily Friedan
Author, Journalist, Educator, Activist. A visible, ardent, and important advocate for women’s rights, dubbed the “mother” of the modern women’s movement. Author of The Feminine Mystique, 1963. A founder and first president of NOW. She organized the Women’s Strike for Equality on August 26, 1970 on the 50th anniversary of women’s suffrage, to raise awareness about gender discrimination. A co-founder of the National Women’s Political Caucus with Congresswoman Bella Abzug, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and Gloria Steinem in 1971. She published six books, taught at New York University and the University of Southern California, and lectured widely at women’s conferences around the world.
Photo by Gilles Tapie for Esquire Magazine, December 1983