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Betty Friedan and the Making of the Feminine Mystique: The American Left, the Cold War, and Modern Feminism (Culture, Politics, and the Cold War)
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Professor Horowitz explores the life and thought of the young Bettye Goldstein as an undergraduate at Smith, and then as a labor journalist in the early and mid 1940's, and reveals her origins as a committed social critic and advocate with labor-left origins.
Professor Horowitz treats his subject gently and with respect. Betty Friedan disagrees with Horowitz's analysis, and this tension adds to the fun.
The mother is now in her 80s and is supposed to be an intellectual. I left the book with my friend and she said she would give it to her mother ... both are supposed to be open minded. Turns out the book sits unopened and was never given to the mother.
He wrote in the Introduction to this 1998 book, “a labor journalist … In 1952 … wrote a pamphlet, ‘UE Fights for Women Workers’… The labor journalist was Betty Friedan. Yet in 1973 Friedan remarked that until she started writing The Feminine Mystique, ‘I wasn’t even conscious of the woman problem.Read more ›
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"Betty Friedan and the Making of the Feminine Mystique" is the definitive proof that "Mommie Was a Commie". Read morePublished on January 31, 2013 by john thames
Founding mother of the Women's Liberation Movement, Betty Friedan, author of the Feminine Mystique, was a long-time CPUSA apparatchik and never the typical suburban bourgeois... Read morePublished on April 18, 2008 by anarchteacher