Faiza Elmasry’s article discusses the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, and the impact that the book and Women’s Rights Movement has had since it’s publication. The article explains the Friedan published the book in 1957 after attending her 15th college reunion , and learning that many of her female classmates were unhappy with their lives. These women had good husbands, nice homes, and beautiful families, so why were they unhappy? Friedan decided that she needed to articulate this feeling of being unfulfilled so she attempted to publish it as an article. When it was rejected by all journals, she instead turned it into a book. That book ended up awakening a generations of women, and helped propel the second wave of feminism. The article then goes on to discuss how real life women have been influenced by this book and movement. Stephanie Ortoleva is an human and women rights activist that read the book in the 70′s as a law student. She speaks of how even though her school was progressive, women still had to work harder to be noticed and thus the book spoke to her generation. She feels women have made a lot of strides since the time it was published but still have a far way to go. She also discusses how feminism really has begun to move forward on the global scale. The president of Washington DC’s NOW chapter, Susan Mottet says she thinks the younger generation is still involved in this movement, utilizing new avenues to spread their message such as social media. The younger generation had a somewhat differing opinion. 23 year olfd grad student Katayoun Kishi said she and her friends don’t consider themselves feminists because she thinks they don;t face the same discrimination as the women who came before them. How do you feel about the movement? Do you think it has made great strides? Do you think it is important for the younger generation to still identify as feminist? Do we still have far to go?