When Betty Friedan produced The Feminine Mystique in 1963, she could not have realized how the discovery and debate of her contemporaries' general malaise would shake up society. Victims of a false belief system, these 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. Friedan's controversial book about these women - and every woman - would ultimately set Second Wave feminism in motion and begin the battle for equality.
This groundbreaking and life-changing work remains just as powerful, important and true as it was forty-five years ago, and is essential reading both as a historical document and as a study of women living in a man's world.
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First published in 1963, "The Feminine Mystique" ignited a revolution that profoundly changed our culture, our consciousness, and our lives. Today it newly penetrates to the heart of issues determining our lives - and sounds a call to arms against the very real dangers of a new feminine mystique in the economic and political turbulence of the 1990s.Review:
The book that pulled the trigger on history. --Alvin Toffler, author of "Future Shock"
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140224084
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140224084