In the early 1960s, it was commonly believed that woman had no ambitions- and no role- outside the home. Then, in 1963, feminist Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique, a book that explored the idea of women working outside of their traditional homemaker role. Friedan’s book changed public perception of women, and helped feminism gain traction in the United States. Friedan continued to support the movement throughout her life by founding the National Organization for Women, the National Association for the Appeal of Abortion Laws, and the National Women’s Political Caucus. She also continued to publish feminist books. Even after her death in 2006, the three organizations Friedan founded carry on her mission of promoting opportunities for women.