4. Betty Friedman (1920 – 2006)

Friedman has been cited as being responsible for the surge of second wave feminism in 1960s America with her work The Feminine Mystique in 1963. She conducted a huge survey among the alumni of Smith College and published the results, highlighting how many women were unhappy with their housewife lives. This lead to the formation of the National Organization for Women, a non-profit dedicated to women’s rights.

Alice Walker (1944 – Present)
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