Name: Betty Friedan
Why she rocks: She is a writer, activist, and feminist that let the Women’s Rights Movement. Her book “The Feminine Mystique” is often credited with sparking second wave feminism. She organized the nationwide Women’s Strike for Equality on the 50th anniversary of the nineteenth amendment, and over 50,000 men and women marched with her!
Quotes: “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”
Because of this woman… her nationwide strike turned heads and gained visibility for the feminist cause.