The Feminine Mystique

The Feminine Mystique

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Landmark, groundbreaking, classic--these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique. Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of "the problem that has no name": the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women's confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives. Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire. This 50th-anniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, c2013
Edition: 50th anniversary ed
ISBN: 9780393063790
Branch Call Number: 305.42 FRIEDAN
Characteristics: xxv, 562 p. ; 25 cm


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Aug 04, 2014

reading this along with my 17 year old little sister. shocking how much is still relevant today. and helpful to counter the arguments of some younger women who just don't get how far we've come.

debwalker Oct 25, 2011

Too right.

Apr 19, 2011

The Feminine Mystique is still relevant and insightful in 2011. I highly recommend it.

Feb 01, 2011

I look at current advertisement differently now. However in the ad world I don't think a whole lot has changed. The Mr. Clean commercials still show a woman standing proudly over her clean kitchen floor.


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Apr 09, 2015

I had never read this and probably won't finish it because it is dated and focuses on women getting a job. Our issues have changed since the '60's. Now we are getting the jobs, but not always equal pay or opportunity. Good old boys still alive and well at least in the midwest.


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