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It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all.

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Betty Naomi Goldstein Friedan (born February 4, 1921) is an American feminist, social activist and writer.

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