It’s finally happening: the final season of AMC’s sexy, smoky, scotch-drenched series Mad Men. No other show in the history of television has made us fall so deeply in love with sunken living rooms, bygone fonts, emphysema, and aerodynamic breasts. […]
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Chapter Five: The Sexual Solipsism of Sigmund Freud Or, Sometimes a Cucumber Is Just a Cucumber The first time I learned about the Freudian theory of penis envy, it struck me as an interesting but odd proposition. Why would I […]
Chapter Four: The Passionate Journey Or, R-E-S-P-E-C-T Friedan takes a chapter here to back up and pay respek to the lady warriors who came before her, namely those feminists of the First Wave who fought for rights like property ownership, […]
Chapter Two: The Happy Housewife Heroine Or, “Et tu, Ladies’ Home Journal?” One of the most disturbing things Friedan points out in chapter two of TFM is how neck-snappingly fast the feminine ideal changed from the plucky, independent, individualistic, working […]