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The Feminine Mystiqueby Betty Friedan
Synopses & Reviews
Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely describe the earthshaking and long-lasting effects of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique. This is the book that defined "the problem that has no name," that launched the Second Wave of the feminist movement, and has been awakening women and men with its insights into social relations, which still remain fresh, ever since. A national bestseller, with over 1 million copies sold.
The book that changed the consciousness of a country'"and the world.
Released for the first time in paperback, this landmark social and political volume on feminism is credited with being responsible for raising awareness, liberating both sexes, and triggering major advances in the feminist movement. Reprint.
About the Author
Betty Friedanfounded NOW in 1966 and is the author of many books, including The Fountain of Ageand Life So Far. She lives in Washington, DC.
Table of Contents
Metamorphosis: two generations later — The problem that has no name — The happy housewife heroine — The crisis in woman's identity — The passionate journey — The sexual solipsism of Sigmund Freud — The functional freeze, the feminine protest, and Margaret Mead — The sex-directed educators — The mistaken choice — The sexual sell — Housewifery expands to fill the time available — The sex-seekers — Progressive dehumanization: the comfortable concentration camp — The forfeited self — A new life plan for women.
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