The Feminine MystiqueBook - 2013
A fiftieth anniversary edition of the trailblazing women's reference shares anecdotes and interviews that were originally collected in the early 1960s to inspire women to develop their intellectual capabilities and reclaim lives beyond period conventions.
A 50th-anniversary edition of the trailblazing book that changed women’s lives, with a new introduction by Gail Collins.
Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique. Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of “the problem that has no name”: the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women’s confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives. Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire. This 50th–anniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins.
Featuring a new introduction, a 50th anniversary edition of the trail-blazing women's reference shares revealing anecdotes and interviews that were originally collected in the early 1960s to inspire women to develop their intellectual capabilities and reclaim lives beyond period conventions. 20,000 first printing.
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I had never read this and probably won't finish it because it is dated and focuses on women getting a job. Our issues have changed since the '60's. Now we are getting the jobs, but not always equal pay or opportunity. Good old boys still alive and well at least in the midwest.
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