The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition)

The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition)

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ISBN-13: 9780393346787
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Edition description: 50th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 45,654
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Betty Friedan (1921–2006), a transformational leader of the women’s movement, founded the National Organization for Women (NOW) and authored many works, including The Second Stage, The Fountain of Age, and Life So Far.

Gail Collins, the best-selling author of When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960
to the Present, is a national columnist for the New York Times. She lives in New
York City.

Anna Quindlen is an award-winning columnist and novelist. She left journalism in 1995 to write fiction full time and has published three bestsellers. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction Gail Collins xi

Preface and Acknowledgments xxi

1 The Problem That Has No Name 1

2 The Happy Housewife Heroine 23

3 The Crisis in Woman's Identity 67

4 The Passionate Journey 81

5 The Sexual Solipsism of Sigmund Freud 110

6 The Functional Freeze, the Feminine Protest, and Margaret Mead 139

7 The Sex-Directed Educators 171

8 The Mistaken Choice 212

9 The Sexual Sell 242

10 Housewifery Expands to Fill the Time Available 277

11 The Sex-Seekers 306

12 Progressive Dehumanization: The Comfortable Concentration Camp 337

13 The Forfeited Self 373

14 A New Life Plan for Women 407

Epilogue 457

Afterword Anna Quindlen 477

Thinking Back and to the Future 483

Metamorphosis: Two Generations Later 485

Introduction to the Tenth Anniversary Edition 511

Notes 517

Index 543

What People are Saying About This

Amitai Etzioni

One of those rare books we are endowed wIth only once in several decades, a volume that launched a major social movement....Betty Friedan is a liberator of women and men.
— (Amitai Etzioni, author of The Spirit of Community: The Reinvention of American Society)

Alvin Toffler

The book that puled the trigger on history. Future Shock)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How well I remember my mother reading this when it first came out in the mid 1960s. I read it a few years later when all the guys were preaching for free love, but that's all they did! They preached! But still wanted all of us girls to do the work! I have no money or help for collage but there was a library and since I lived in Boston used to sneak into collage classes. I never got a degree but I did get Smart. Here I am over 40 yrs later and still reading thank God! But at least things have improved. Now if we could get rid of men like Bill Cosby and Bill O'Riley