Reading The Feminine Mystique for the First Time, Part I

I wasn’t expecting to cry while reading Betty Friedan’s classic about the mysterious ailment dogging housewives in the 1950s and 60s, but I did, twice. In reading Friedan’s own two introductions alone, I was moved by how many old, false accusations, particularly the scapegoating of women for economic stagnation and the decline of traditional family values against women who want more than a  life in the home, still plague contemporary women who want a life outside the home. Read More Reading The Feminine Mystique for the First Time, Part I