The Feminine Mystique

The Feminine Mystique

Book - 2013
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A fiftieth anniversary edition of the trailblazing women's reference shares anecdotes and interviews that were originally collected in the early 1960s to inspire women to develop their intellectual capabilities and reclaim lives beyond period conventions.
Publisher: New York :, Norton,, 2013
Edition: Fiftieth anniversary edition
ISBN: 9780393346787
Characteristics: xxv, 562 pages

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nelson1949
Mar 03, 2018

While this book was written in 1963 it has held up well to time. The only out of date parts are sections that refer to Sigmund Freud. For example, Autism is blamed on a "distant mother." Science has disproved this. Overall, this book is a must read for men and women.

debwalker Oct 25, 2011

Too right.

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scrittenden
Apr 19, 2011

The Feminine Mystique is still relevant and insightful in 2011. I highly recommend it.

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Ag2009
Feb 01, 2011

I look at current advertisement differently now. However in the ad world I don't think a whole lot has changed. The Mr. Clean commercials still show a woman standing proudly over her clean kitchen floor.

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winstonbarker
Apr 09, 2015

I had never read this and probably won't finish it because it is dated and focuses on women getting a job. Our issues have changed since the '60's. Now we are getting the jobs, but not always equal pay or opportunity. Good old boys still alive and well at least in the midwest.

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