Women Who Make America, Part I

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  • Betty Friedan
    Betty Friedan
    American activist
  • Kathrine Switzer
    Kathrine Switzer
    American marathon runner, author, and television commentator

MAKERS follows the profound impact of Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique" on the awakening of the women's movement in America in the 1950s and '60s. The idea that women could do anything a man could do began to take hold of American women. Women like Kathrine Switzer, Judy Blume, Gloria Steinem and more began to challenge traditional gender roles.