The Feminine Mystique

Friedan, Betty (Book - 2001)
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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.

Norton Pub
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.

Authors: Friedan, Betty
Statement of Responsibility: by Betty Friedan ; [introduction by Anna Quindlen]
Title: The feminine mystique
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2001
Characteristics: 587 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes: Originally published 1997
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Subject Headings: Feminism United States Women United States Social conditions Women Psychology
Topical Term: Feminism
ISBN: 0393322572
Branch Call Number: 305.4209 F
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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.

Apr 19, 2011
  • scrittenden rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Feb 01, 2011
  • Ag2009 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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