Feminine Mystique

ISBN-10: 0440324971

ISBN-13: 9780440324973

Edition: 20th (Anniversary)

Authors: Betty Friedan

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First published in 1963, The Feminine  Mystique ignited a revolution that  profoundly changed our culture, our conciousness, and our  lives. Today it newly penetrates to the heart of  isuues determining our lives -- and sounds a call to  arms against the very real dangers of a newe  feminine mystique in the economic and political  turbulence of the 1990s. Three decades later,  the underlying issues raised by Betty Friedan strike  at the core of the problems women still face at  home and in the marketplace. As women continue to  struggle for equality, to keep their hard-won gains,  to find fulfillment in their careers, marriage and  family, The Feminine Mystique  remains the seminal conciousness-raising work of  our times.
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List price: $7.99
Edition: 20th
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/1/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Betty Friedan was born Betty Naomi Goldstein on February 4, 1921 in Peoria, Illinois. The future feminist leader experienced anti-semitism growing up; this undoubtedly contributed to her political activism later in life. Graduating from Smith College in Massachusetts with a degree in psychology, she began her career as a reporter in New York City, and a few years later married Carl Friedan. The beginning of the women's movement in the United States can be traced to the publication of Friedan's first book, The Feminist Mystique, in 1963; it was instantly successful. Friedan wrote a follow-up to this book almost 20 years later, The Second Stage, in which she outlined issues that still needed addressing by feminists. She has also written a semi-autobiographical work, It Changed My Life, and a book about aging and society called The Fountain of Age. Friedan was a co-founder and the first president of the National Organization for Women. She has taught at New York University and the University of Southern California.

Twenty Years After
Introduction to the Tenth Anniversary Edition
Preface and Acknowledgments
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
Thoughts on Becoming a Grandmother
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