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The Diane Rehm Show: Fifty Years After “The Feminine Mystique”

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 – 10:06 a.m.
Betty Friedan, feminist and author of &quot;The Feminine Mystique,&quot; speaks to a group of people in New York on Nov. 21, 1966. She explains her feelings against discrimination based on sex. Friedan is the founder and president of the National Organization for Women, NOW, a women&#039;s rights group that supports equality for women in America.<br /><br /><br />
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Betty Friedan, feminist and author of “The Feminine Mystique,” speaks to a group of people in New York on Nov. 21, 1966. She explains her feelings against discrimination based on sex. Friedan is the founder and president of the National Organization for Women, NOW, a women’s rights group that supports equality for women in America.  (AP Photo)

LISTEN: http://thedianerehmshow.org/audio-player?nid=17287

Fifty years ago, Betty Friedan published her groundbreaking book “The Feminine Mystique.” Diane considers its relevance today and the ongoing debate over gender equality at work and at home.

Guests

Judith Warner, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, author of “Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety” and “We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication” and a columnist for Time.com.
Michelle Bernard, founder and president of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy.
Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women.
Stephanie Coontz, director of research and public education of the Council on Contemporary Families, professor of family history at The Evergreen State College and author of “A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s.”

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