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Feminine Mystique

Betty Friedan


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PUBLISHED: 4th March 2010
ISBN: 9780141192055
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Victims of a false belief system, 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. This title deals with these women and aims to set Second Wave feminism in motion and begin the battle for equality.
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  • Paperback
    $18.85
PUBLISHED: 4th March 2010
ISBN: 9780141192055
ANNOTATION:
Victims of a false belief system, 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. This title deals with these women and aims to set Second Wave feminism in motion and begin the battle for equality.

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Victims of a false belief system, 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. This title deals with these women and aims to set Second Wave feminism in motion and begin the battle for equality.

Publisher Description

Modern Classics.

Author Biography

Betty Friedan (1921-2006) is hailed by historians as a seminal figure in the 'Second Wave' of the women's feminist movement. In 1957, Friedan wrote a questionnaire for her former classmates at a reunion at the all-female, Smith College. The results revealed that many women shared the same frustrations as her in their roles as housewives and mothers. Friedan's findings provided a clear-eyed analysis of the issues that affected women's lives in the decades after the Second World War, and became the basis to her book, The Feminine Mystique. A sensation on publication selling over 3 million copies, it established Friedan as one of the chief architects of the women's liberation movement.A novelist and journalist, Lionel Shriver was born in North Carolina and educated at Columbia University in New York. Her eight published novels include New York Times bestseller The Post-Birthday World and international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin, for which she won the Orange Prize in 2005. Her ninth novel So Much for That will be published in 2010. She writes regularly for the Guardian, the Times, and The Daily Telegraph, and has published features, reviews, and columns in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and the Economist, among many other publications. She lives in London.

Review

Feminism ... began with the work of a single person: Friedan Nicholas Lemann

Product Details

Author
Betty Friedan
Year
2010
ISBN-10
0141192054
ISBN-13
9780141192055
Media
Book
Publication Date
2010-03-04
Series
Penguin Modern Classics
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Short Title
FEMININE MYSTIQUE
Residence
Washington, DC, US
Pages
368
Format
Paperback