Summary: The Feminine Mystique

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1. The Feminine Mystique In 1963, Betty Friedan, who was a housewife and journalist that graduated from Smith College, spoke and had interviews with other housewives. These housewives revealed that although they seemed to be having a good life (materialistically), they were very unhappy. Each of these women thought that they were dealing with this unhappiness alone. Friedan called this inchoate unhappiness. In addition, Friedan wrote a book called, “The Feminine Mystique.” In this book Friedan concentrated on creating a concept where she accused the entire society and culture such as, the media, science, psychiatry, education, and social sciences (pg. 6). 2. The Big Lie and Discovery of Discontent “Behind the closed doors, many marriages

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