Real Name: Betty Friedan

Identity/Class: Alternate reality (Earth-21766) human (pre-modern era)

Occupation: Author, feminist icon

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Invisible Woman (Susan Richards)

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None known

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Fantastic Four: Life Story#2 (August, 2021)

Powers/Abilities: Betty Friedan was an accomplished writer, activist and feminist icon.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Unrevealed (see comments)
Hair: Black

(Fantastic Four: Life Story#2 (fb) - BTS) - Betty Friedan wrote a book called The Feminine Mystique.

(Fantastic Four: Life Story#2) - During a bookstore signing for The Feminine Mystique, Betty was asked to sign a copy of the book for the heroic Invisible Woman. Surprised, Betty admitted she had not seen the Invisible Woman publicly in several years and asked where she had been. When the Invisible Woman said she'd been keeping busy, Betty replied that she was glad to hear it and returned the Invisible Woman's book with a signature that stated "Don't stay invisible forever."

Comments: Adapted into comics by Mark Russell and Sean Izaakse.

    Betty Friedan was a real life writer, activist and feminist icon. In real life (of Earth-1218, as it is), Betty wrote The Feminine Mystique in 1963 and was heavily involved in many women's rights movements. She was born on February 4, 1921 and died of congestive heart failure on February 4, 2006, her 85th birthday.

    This profile is on an alternate reality counterpart of the real life Betty Friedan. In my profiles of Earth-616 versions of real-life people, it is assumed that the characters' Earth-616 history mirrors much of their real world history. As such, if there were a profile of the Earth-616 Betty Friedan, I would have included much of her real world history in the profile. Being that this is a profile of an alternate Betty Friedan, however, that history may be different in many ways and even something such as eye color could be different in an alternate reality. With that in mind, I chose to have this profile cover only what was shown in her comic appearances and much of the real world information will be saved for a profile on Earth-616's Betty. IF the alternate Betty's history reflects that of the real world then her real name would be Bettye Naoami Goldstein, her known relatives would include Harry Goldstein (father), Miriam Horwitz Goldstein (mother), Daniel Friedan (son), Jonathan Friedan (son), Emily Friedan (daughter) and Carl Friedan (ex-husband), and her group affiliation would include the National Organization of Women among others.

    I chose not to approximate the alternate Betty's height and weight, as I did not wish to guess on a real life figure's stats and I could find no mention of her actual height and weight in online research. In addition, her eye color was not shown in the few panels she in which she appears in Fantastic Four: Life Story#2 but based on photographs, it appears the real life Betty had hazel eyes.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Earth-21766's Betty Friedan
should be distinguished from:

images: (without ads)
Fantastic Four: Life Story#2, p21, pan3 (Betty Friedan signing a book, main image)
Fantastic Four: Life Story#2, p21, pan1 (Betty Friedan, sitting at her book signing table)

Fantastic Four: Life Story#2 (August, 2021) - Mark Russell (writer), Sean Izaakse (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First posted: 10/13/2022
Last updated: 10/13/2022

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