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on November 20, 2013
much too narrow point of view she doesn't allow for any other priorities or financial circumstances. the book is just oldf.
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on May 20, 2013
A real period piece. If too many American men (in the author's view) are homosexual, then that is because women stay at home and do not work. If too many married American women commit adultery, then that is because women stay at home and do not work. If the U.S is behind in the space race (which,at the time he book was published, it was not) then that is beause women stay at home and do not work.

As they say, garbage in, garbage out.
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on August 27, 2012
this book makes me want to run. i have a ph.d in psychology and this book is a put down to women. i once thought of myself as a feminist...not anymore. women can have very successful careers and a loving husband and children...do not let this book fool you.
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on November 16, 2014
This book is so so so long and if you seriously read the first chapter you've read the whole thing. If it has cliff notes it's likely 1 paragraph long.
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HALL OF FAMEon February 8, 2006
Betty Friedan changed the world. This book made a tremendous impact when it was first published, and perhaps more than any other contributed to the 'Feminist Revolution' in the United States.

Friedan looking at the Post- World War II American housewife did not find anything like the 'ideally happy person' that the Society advertised. Instead she found the housewife to be a frustrated human being who sacrificed her individual development and personality in order to play a subordinate role in the family drama.

She did not call for the end of marriage, or the break- up of families. She rather called for something 'rational and humane' that women develop their potential, especially through going back into the working world.

She became after the publication of the book, and with the founding of NOW The National Organization of Woman one of the major forces in the Feminist Revolution.

Without going into its subsequent history and divisions it is sufficient to say that she made a major contribution to opening many worlds for women.

Her pioneering spirit, and her courage and insight are felt in these pages.
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on August 21, 2003
Ms. Friedan was so unhappy with her life and her choices that she believed other women must also be unhappy....so she wrote a book about her unhappiness and tried to get other women to believe her thoughts set forth in this book. A whiney book from a whiney woman who had nothing better to do than sit around and write about the unhappiness and misery which she brought upon herself. If I could give this a negative star rating I would give it at least a minus 10 stars.
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on June 14, 1999
The book that started off all the hate-driven, hate-filled femmos, complaining that they were bored because men looked after them too well. A book that played its part in creating the darkness and misery of this age's "culture". Once I thought it made a point. Now, as a woman I am ashamed of it.
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