A. betty friedan-a. the feminine mystique published in 1963, was written by betty friedan, bell hooks (actually she preferes that her name be presented in lower case) is a black scholar and feminist writer. her first full-length book, aint i a woman; black women and feminism) was published in 1981. she has been a member of the faculty of yale university. feminist scholar patricia hill collins is also a feminist author. gloria steinem established the national womens political caucus in 1971 and the coalition of labor union women in 1972.