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The Feminine Mystique

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  • The Feminine Mystique (Penguin Classics) – Paperback (2010)
    by Betty Friedan

    The Feminine Mystique

    Paperback, Penguin Classics
    2010
    368 pages

    ISBN: 0141192054
    ISBN-13: 9780141192055

    When Betty Friedan produced "The Feminine Mystique" in 1963, she could not have realized how the discovery and debate of her contemporaries' general malaise would shake up society. Victims of a false belief system, these women were following strict social convention by loyally conforming to the pretty image of the magazines, and found themselves forced to seek meaning in their lives only through a family and a home. Friedan's controversial book about these women - and every woman - would ultimately set Second Wave feminism ... Show more

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Reviews of The Feminine Mystique

Overall customer rating: 3.500
duskyjewel

a Gen X-er reads The Feminine Mystique

by duskyjewel on Jan 28, 2009

Actually, I hate the term Generation X, but it's a handy and recognizable shorthand for my age group. Anyway, on to the book. Someone once said that a SAHM's blood would boil as she read this book. While I was irritated by it in many respects, I actually found little that I disagree with in the book ... More

littlelady
by littlelady on Oct 2, 2008

Betty Friedan certainly isn't out of date. The Feminine Mystique is a must read for any human being- it provides fantastic insight into the construction of gender roles and the ramifications of adhering to 'the Feminine Mystique'. More

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