“[The Feminine Mystique] now feels both revolutionary and utterly contemporary. . . . Four decades later, millions of individual transformations later, there is still so much to learn from this book. . . . Those who think of it as solely a feminist manifesto ought to revisit its pages to get a sense of the magnitude of the research and reporting Friedan undertook.” (Anna Quindlen
“The book that pulled the trigger on history.” (Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock
“One of those rare books we are endowed with only once in several decades.” (Amitai Etzioni, author of The Spirit of Community: The Reinvention of American Society
“[A] bridge between conservative and radical elements in feminism, an ardent advocate of harmony and human values.” (Marilyn French - Esquire
From the Publisher
First published in 1963, The Feminine Mystique
ignited a revolution that profoundly changed our culture, our conciousness, and our lives. Today it newly penetrates to the heart of isuues determining our lives -- and sounds a call to arms against the very real dangers of a newe feminine mystique in the economic and political turbulence of the 1990s.
Three decades later, the underlying issues raised by Betty Friedan strike at the core of the problems women still face at home and in the marketplace. As women continue to struggle for equality, to keep their hard-won gains, to find fulfillment in their careers, marriage and family, The Feminine Mystique remains the seminal conciousness-raising work of our times.
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