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Why is The Feminine Mystique still important and affecting today's society?I have to do...

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leahrose531 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 15, 2011 at 5:51 AM via web

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Why is The Feminine Mystique still important and affecting today's society?

I have to do a poster about this book but we are not allowed to read the actual book. So I have to make a poster of a book that I learned about through someone else (stupid I know). But I'm wondering why this book had such a big impact then when it was published in 1963 and why and how it still affects our society today?

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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 26, 2011 at 10:25 AM (Answer #2)

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The Feminine Mystique, by Betty Friedan, was one of the most important and influential texts of feminism in the 1960s. It was and is important because it helped encourage so many women, during that time and later, to re-examine their lives and their social roles. Since feminism has been one of the most influential social movements of the last fifty years, Friedan's book helped fundamentally change life in the United States during this period.

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