On this day of big super bowl fun and anticipation, it truly saddens me that we must now also say goodbye to the great writer, activist, and visionary, Betty Friedan. Her book The Feminine Mystique literally changed the way women viewed themselves forever back in the 60s, and today it still remains as a timeless classic.
Friedan stood tall among other feminist greats such as Gloria Steinem and the late congresswomen Shirley Chisholm and Bella Abzug. She was also one of the founders of the association we now know as the National Organization for Women (NOW).
And needless to say, she, too, was one of those people I've always viewed as a door-opener for the advancement of the sometimes forgotten of our society.
She will be missed.