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Betty Cunningham Why Women Smile

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Throughout decades the roles of women in society constantly evolves. However, society continues to limit the natural progression of women, who want more for themselves. In “Why Women Smile” by Amy Cunningham and in “The Feminine Mystique” by Betty Friedan, both discuss how the majority of time, women are always expected to act on the role given to them by society. Due to these notions that are set by society, the social roles of women have not progressed to their full potential. In the article, “Why Women Smile” Cunningham argues the significance behind a fake smile put on by women around the world, in order to mask their true feelings. She reflects back on former times in history and their take on it as well as her personal experiences
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