The Feminine Mystique

The Feminine Mystique

Book - 2013 | 50th anniversary ed
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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.
Contents: 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
Thinking back to the future : Metamorphosis: two generations later ; Introduction to the tenth anniversary edition
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, c2013
Edition: 50th anniversary ed
Branch Call Number: 301.412 F 50th anniv.ed
Characteristics: xxv, 562 p. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780393063790


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Mar 03, 2018

While this book was written in 1963 it has held up well to time. The only out of date parts are sections that refer to Sigmund Freud. For example, Autism is blamed on a "distant mother." Science has disproved this. Overall, this book is a must read for men and women.

debwalker Oct 25, 2011

Too right.

Apr 19, 2011

The Feminine Mystique is still relevant and insightful in 2011. I highly recommend it.

Feb 01, 2011

I look at current advertisement differently now. However in the ad world I don't think a whole lot has changed. The Mr. Clean commercials still show a woman standing proudly over her clean kitchen floor.


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Apr 09, 2015

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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