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Betty Friedan had said she was ‘‘awed by the revolution’’ her book helped spark.

Betty Friedan, feminist visionary, dies at 85

By Mark Feeney
Globe Staff / February 5, 2006

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Betty Friedan, the author and feminist activist whose 1963 bestseller, ''The Feminine Mystique," helped inspire one of the 20th century's great social movements, died at her Washington home yesterday, her birthday. She was 85. (Full article: 1897 words)

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