What happened to their "share in the whole of human destiny? No, it is not all. The book struck such a deep chord because she was reworking ideas about individual development already present in popular culture. For example, a question of equality before the law; we are interested in the equal rights amendment.
Upset because young women graduates at Smith told her they wanted marriage rather than a career, she did a questionnaire for her class reunion. The frilly-blouse strategy was wiped out: That was very wrong of them.
However, the civil rights movement had broken through s conservatism. She hated girliness and bourgeois decorum, and never lost her earthly ethnicity.
Rereading it, I find it to be both better and much worse than I remembered.
NOW was vocal in support of the legalization of abortion, an issue that divided some feminists. In "The Feminine Mystique," Friedan shares their penchant for portentous generalization: Unlike her later work, this early journalism challenged class injustice and inequality.
Letter writers found Friedan snobbish and condescending. For the next pages, Friedan, who died inanswered that question: NOW lobbied for enforcement of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of and the Equal Pay Act ofthe first two major legislative victories of the movement, and forced the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to stop ignoring, and start treating with dignity and urgency, claims filed involving sex discrimination.
In New York liberalised the abortion laws and in the supreme court legalised abortion. In The Second StageFriedan, her eye on middle America, argued that feminists were alienating support by being confrontational and anti-men and by opposing marriage and the family.
McCalls magazine rejected it; so did a friend at Redbook. She simply never understood this. Americans wanted to hear about what was going wrong.Betty Friedan, née Bettye Naomi Goldstein, (born February 4,Peoria, Illinois, U.S.—died February 4,Washington, D.C.), American feminist best known for her book The Feminine Mystique (), which explored the causes of the frustrations of modern women in traditional roles.
Betty Friedan: Voice for Women's Rights, Advocate of Human Rights, hardcover edition, Gareth Stevens PublishingISBN ; Obituaries. Betty Friedan, philosopher of modern-day feminism, dies – CNN, February 4, Betty Friedan, Who Ignited Cause in 'Feminine Mystique,' Dies at 85 – The New York Times, February 5.
The Feminine Mystique, in other words, didn't enter the world as the long-awaited wonder we remember it as today.
To re-create the scene, I dug up a few snap judgments from critics, published just after the first edition of The Feminine Mystique arrived in Feb 04, · As an icon in the women’s rights movement, Betty Friedan did more than write about confining gender stereotypes—she became a force for change.
She co-founded the National Organization for Women (NOW) in. The Feminine Mystique Betty Goldstein married Cal Friedan in and after having her first child, Daniel, took a maternity leave Inpublished The Second Stage- called for a shift in the feminist movement, and would allow both men and women to break from the sex-role stereotypes of the past The Feminine Mystique, It Changed My.
Friedan had lost that old news-media touch and got stuck in the publicity package she had created in the s and s of that girl from Peoria, Illinois, who had lived the feminine mystique as a suburban mum. The actual Betty Goldstein was much more interesting.Download