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The Feminine Mystique

The problem that Betty Friedan describes in her 1963 work, The Feminine Mystique, is the dissatisfaction of suburban housewives. She found that many of her former classmates had gotten married, had...

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The Feminine Mystique

The Feminine Mystique is an instrumental text of the second-wave feminist movement. Author Betty Freidan interviewed American housewives about their lack of satisfaction with society's limited...

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When Betty Friedan's book The Feminine Mystique was published in 1963, the ideas it contained were explosive in American society. After World War II, women were encouraged to stay home and be...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2012, 12:53 am (UTC)

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For Friedan, the answer is a complex one. An aspect of it lies in the depiction of women in the media. Friedan makes the argument that there was a fundamental difference in how women were...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2013, 12:52 pm (UTC)

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This is a very interesting question. There are some points of convergence between Friedan's thoughts and the idea of African- Americans' fight for recognition and freedom. The first area where...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2012, 9:25 am (UTC)

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Friedan's perception of women in the middle class, especially after the turn of the 20th century and more so in the post–WW II era, led her to conclude that women were expected to place their...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2015, 4:29 pm (UTC)

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If we examine the four choices, we can pick the right answer. As for 1, The Feminine Mystique does not argue that femininity should be tied to the ability to earn a wage and contribute to the...

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This quote, of course, is from Betty Friedan's seminal 1963 book The Feminine Mystique, and it refers to the growing number of women who felt confined and limited (to say the least) by the demands...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2016, 12:06 pm (UTC)

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I think that much of Friedan's work spans all three styles of writing. It might make sense that this is the case. As Friedan is arguing that the socialization process that robs the complexity and...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2011, 11:49 pm (UTC)

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In Friedan's mind, this is the most important element regarding what it means to be a woman. For Friedan, the "feminine mystique" involves a coordinated and deliberate attempt for men in the...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2012, 11:45 am (UTC)

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Friedan, perhaps more than any other writer in Second Wave Feminism, is responsible for pushing opens doors that had most decidedly been nailed shut by the revitalized patriarchal society that...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2011, 7:09 am (UTC)

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One way in which Friedan's work ends up affecting the culture of America is in making a clear case that many American women were not as happy as originally thought. Friedan made the argument that...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2013, 12:16 am (UTC)

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The Feminine Mystique challenges the prevailing patriarchal ideology that structured American society in the postwar period. Betty Friedan described the frustration of American women whose own...

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Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique is considered one of the initial forays of the "second wave" of the American women's movement. The co-founder of the National Organization of Women (NOW),...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2010, 10:48 pm (UTC)

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The general definition of a generation are a group of people roughly the same age who live in the same time. Think WWII vets, or hippies, or Gen Xers. For Freidan, this lack of moniker for women...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2007, 12:58 pm (UTC)

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Functional psychology, mentioned by Friedan, is a school of psychology that was a reaction against the prevailing psychological philosophy of structuralism, which approaches analysis of...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2010, 11:47 am (UTC)

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