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After The Feminine Mystique : redefining women of color in higher education.
Fifty years ago, Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique demystified the notion of the “Happy Housewife Heroin” and dismantled the American construct of the “fulfilled” White, middle-class, college-educated housewife and ...
The Feminine Mystique and society : a look at new media representations.
Betty Friedan, in her 1963 bestseller, The Feminine Mystique, examined the role of various institutions in keeping women in a subservient position. The text helped kick off 1960s feminism in the United States. Fifty years ...
Before The Feminine Mystique : the educational philosophies of early women's colleges.
Betty Friedan graduated Smith College in 1942. Fifteen years later she prepared a survey for her classmates on the event of their upcoming reunion. Her goal: to disprove the belief that a college education made women ...
Work and family : finding your own balance.
In the workplace, women have made great strides since The Feminine Mystique was penned in 1963, but today women face new challenges. Rather than barriers to entering the workforce or receiving equal education, women face ...