Betty Friedan and the Making of The Feminine Mystique: The American Left, the Cold War, and Modern Feminism
Drawing on an impressive body of new research - including Friedan's own papers - Horowitz traces the development of Friedan's feminist outlook from her childhood in Peoria, Illinois, through her wartime years at Smith College and Berkeley, to her decade-long career as a writer for two of the period's most radical labor journals, the Federated Press and the United Electrical Workers' UE News. He further shows that even after she married and began to raise a family, Friedan continued during the 1950s to write and work on behalf of a wide range of progressive social causes. By resituating Friedan within a broader cultural context, and by offering a fresh reading of The Feminine Mystique against that background, Horowitz not only overturns conventional ideas about "second-wave" feminism but also reveals long submerged links to its past.
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Review: Betty Friedan and the Making of the Feminine Mystique: The American Left, the Cold War, and Modern FeminismUser Review - David Bates - Goodreads
In an exploration published in 1998 of Betty Friedan's past and the early drafts of The Feminine Mystique Daniel Horowitz found what he believed was an explanation for the narrow class bias of the ... Read full review
Review: Betty Friedan and the Making of the Feminine Mystique: The American Left, the Cold War, and Modern FeminismUser Review - Yellow Rose - Goodreads
This book outlines her life from her birth in Peoria Illinois. She was not "feminine" and not well liked by her peers not even her own mother(maybe that explains why she hated women so much and wanted ... Read full review