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Betty Freidan dead

2006-02-05 19:17:53.302103+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-02-06 16:00:19.73405+00 by: ziffle

Marxist who fabricated spousal abuse allegations.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-02-06 16:44:28.331695+00 by: Dan Lyke

Quite probably. Also someone who managed to effectively find and exploit a cultural niche that was exploding, riding that wave to some fame. I was actually kind of shocked to find that The Feminine Mystique[Wiki] only sold 3 million copies, somehow for the way that her name comes up I'd expected that it was a lot more.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-02-09 16:21:52.933383+00 by: Dan Lyke

Germaine Greer: The Betty I knew:

Betty was not one to realise that she was being lifted on an existing wave; she thought she was the wave, that she had actually created the Zeitgeist that was ready and hungry for her book. And so, as you see, did her husband, and, though he claims that her descriptions of their married life in her last book My Life So Far are wildly skewed, he still does.