"There’s no question today that women feel differently about themselves than they did twenty years ago, fifty years ago. For the most part, it’s been great for women to take themselves seriously as people, to feel some self-respect as people, to feel that they do have some equality even though we know it hasn’t been completely achieved; to feel some control over their lives, some ability to act, not just to have to wait passively, some ability even to express their anger when they feel it. It has given women a whole new sense of being alive. We’re only beginning to know what we’re capable of." Betty Friedan, Particular Passions: Talks With Women Who Shaped Our Times.