Betty Friedan

Betty Friedan wrote the book "The Feminine Mystique" which ignited the contemporary women's movement in 1963. Betty Friedan was one of the founders of the National Organization for Women. In her book, she describes a woman's life in the 1950's as completely centred around being a mother and housewife. She believed that women were being held back from their full potential because they were limited to only a number of jobs that were "acceptable" for women. She described the unequal treatment of women as "the problem that has no name".
Here are some famous quotes from Ms. Friedan:
"A woman is handicapped by her sex, and handicaps society, either by slavishly copying the pattern of man's advance in the professions, or by refusing to compete with man at all."
"Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women's denigration of themselves."
“When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman.”
“The problem that has no name - which is simply the fact that American women are kept from growing to their full human capacities - is taking a far greater toll on the physical and mental health of our country than any known disease.”